11-19-2013 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #60


Title
Field Trip - Merritt Island FIRST Robotics Team 801 - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion
The Robotics Team is planning to attend the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-27, 2014.  Approximately 12 to 18 sudents will be attending.  The five adult chaperones are both male and female.  One (1) chaperone is a current Brevard Public Schools employee, one (1) is a logistic specialist mentor for NDEP, one (1) is a project engineer manager mentor with Lockheed Martin, one (1) is a biomedical engineer mentor from NASA and one (1) is an electrical engineer mentor with QinetiQ.  All chaperones are fingerprinted with the District.  The team will travel by plane and will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will be either walking or taking public transportation from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome.  The students will miss three school days.  The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including Jacobs Technology, NDEP, Lockheed Martin and Brevard Public Schools.  There will be no cost to the District. 

Recommendation
Approve the Field Trip for Merritt Island High FIRST Robotics Team 801, FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/19/2013
Consent after Information12/10/2013

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

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

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Contact

Dr. Karyle Green, Principal, Merritt Island High 454-1000

Dr. Kenneth Winn, Principal, Edgewood Junior Senior, 454-1030

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826