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11-20-2007 Organization of the Board - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #50


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H-10. Field Trip - Cocoa High School Robotics Team - FIRST Colorado Regional in Denver, Colorado and the FIRST World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia

Discussion

The Robotics Team is planning to attend the FIRST Colorado Regional in Denver, Colorado.  The eight adult chaperones are both male and female. Three (3) chaperones are current Brevard Public Schools employees, two (2) are engineer mentors from NASA Launch Services who are properly fingerprinted with the district and three (3) are parent/mentor chaperones who are properly fingerprinted with the district..  The team will travel by air leaving from the Orlando International Airport and then rent vans or a charter bus to travel to/from competition.  The team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will be either walking or taking the rental vans/charter bus from the hotel to the Magness Arena at the University of Denver.  

 

The Robotics Team also plans to attend the FIRST World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.  The team will travel by charter bus.  The team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will be either walking or taking the charter bus or rental vans from the hotel to the Georgia Dome.

 

Students will be taking a walking tour of the University of Denver Engineering Department (Colorado Regional) and the Georgia Tech Engineering Department (World Championships) with a representative from the schools.  Both trips will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners, Analex Corporation and NASA Launch Services.  THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT.



Recommendation

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 25-30 students and eight (8) chaperones, to attend the FIRST Colorado Regional in Denver, Colorado on March 25-30, 2008.  The students will miss four (4) days of school. 

 

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 25-30 students and eight (8) chaperones, to attend the FIRST World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia on April 16-20, 2008.  The students will miss three (3) days of school.  



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/20/2007
Consent after Information12/11/2007

Authority for Action
F.S.1001.41 and 1001.42

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
Cynthia Van Meter, Principal