10-28-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion

The Cocoa High Robotics Team consisting of approximately 12-18 students and three (3) chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO April 22-26, 2015.  The three adult chaperones are both male and female.  One is a current Brevard Public Schools employee, one is an engineer mentor from NASA Launch Services who is properly fingerprinted with the district and one is an advanced level volunteer with BPS.  The team will travel by plane and will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome.

The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including NASA Launch Services, QuinetiQ Corporation and Brevard Public Schools.  THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT.



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 12-18 students and three (3) chaperones, to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 22-26, 2015.  The students will miss three (3) school days.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/14/2014
Consent after Information10/28/2014

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Other Sources

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
201540,000yes80011214180209800330000
20156,000yes10011210018755100332103

Contact
Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal - 632-5300
K. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411


Attachment:  CHS Robotics St Louis MO back-up.pdf