11-22-2011 Organization of the Board and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion

The Cocoa High Robotics Team consisting of approximately 14 students and 4 chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO April 25-29, 2012.  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/ Analex Corporation 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 Edward Jones Dome.

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



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 14 students and 4 chaperones, to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 25-29, 2012.  The students will miss three (3) school days.   

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2011
Consent after Information12/13/2011

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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal - 632-5300
Sandra Demmon, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411




Attachment:  Robotics Back-up for St. Louis 2012.pdf