11-19-2013 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #59


Title
Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, NY and Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada

Discussion

The Cocoa High Robotics Team consisting of approximately 14-20 students and four (4) chaperones is planning to attend the Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, New York  March 25-30, 2014.  The four adult chaperones are both male and female.  One is a current Brevard Public Schools employee, two are engineer mentors from NASA Launch Services who are properly fingerprinted with the district and one is a registered volunteer.  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 Rochester Institute of Technology and an educational sightseeing trip to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. All policies and procedures for BPS field trips will be adhered to. 

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 14-20 students and four chaperones, to attend the Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, New York on March 25-30, 2014.  This will include a trip to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.  The students will not miss school.

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
201425,000yes80011214180209800330000

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


Attachment:  Back Up for Rochester NY.pdf