11-17-2015 Organization of the Board and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #50

Field Trip - Satellite High Auto Tech - Quaker State Best In Class Challenge in Austin, TX

Satellite High Auto Tech is one of the top five high schools in the Nation to receive the honor of competing in the Quaker State Best in Class Challenge. The nationwide challenge calls for automotive students to customize a pre-owned car into a “showroom-ready, creative representation of their school.”  Satellite’s car came from dealership in Orlando.  The Impala is valued at around $3,000 and each school participating across the nation will be given a similar vehicle to revamp.  The top three schools will go to the Mecum Auto Auction to sell the car and all proceeds will go back to the school. If chosen for this opportunity, four (4) male students will attend with one male teacher and one male A+ Volunteer. They will travel December 9 – 12, 2015 to Austin, Texas to the Mecum Auto Auction. Hotel accommodations will be at LaQuinta Inn, Austin, Texas and include breakfast. Airfare, hotel, lunch, dinner and ground transportation fees total approximately $4,121.00. Quaker State will donate $5,000.00 to cover trip expenses. Students will miss three (3) days of school. 

Students will only attend this trip if chosen to be in top three category. This decision will be made November 19, 2015.

Approve the request for the Satellite High Auto Tech group to travel to Austin, Texas to attend the Quaker State Best In Class Challenge  December 9–12, 2015, if chosen.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/17/2015
Consent after Information12/8/2015

Authority for Action
Procedures & Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center

Mark Elliott, Principal: 779-2000 
K. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent: 633-1000, x411

Attachment:  SHS Auto Tech trip -Texas 2015.pdf