11-19-2013 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #58


Title
Field Trip - FIRST Robotics "Pink" Team to the FIRST Regional in College Park, MD and FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO

Discussion

The Robotics "PINK" Team consisting of approximately 45 students from Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools and five chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST Regional in College Park, MD, April 3-5, 2014 and the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO, April 23-26, 2014.  The five adult chaperones are both male and female and are all properly fingerprinted with the district.  Two are current Brevard Public Schools employees, two are engineer mentors from NASA and one is a retired technician.

The team will travel by air to College Park, MD, April 2-5, for the Regional Competition.  The event will be held at the University of Maryland and the team 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 University of Maryland. Students will miss three (3) days of school.

The team will travel by air to St. Louis, MO April 22-26 for the FIRST World Championships.  The event will be held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and the team 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.  Students will miss four (4) days of school.

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



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, Viera High Schools Robotics "PINK" Team, approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones, to attend the FIRST Regional in College Park, MD, April 2-5, 2014 and the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO, April 22-26, 2014.  The students will miss three (3) days of school for the Regional event and four (4) days of school for the World Championship.

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
Other Sources

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2014$30,000yes80010114180209800330000

Contact
Tony Hines, Principal - 636-3711
K. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411


Attachment:  RHS 13-14 Robotics Travel Request.pdf