12-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
Cocoa High Robotics Team - FIRST Denver Regional - Denver, CO

Discussion
The Cocoa High Robotics Team is planning to attend the FIRST Colorado Regional in Denver, Colorado.  The five adult chaperones are both male and female.  Two are current Brevard Public Schools employees, three are engineer mentors from NASA Launch Services/Analex Corporation, who are properly fingerprinted with the district.  The team will travel by air leaving from Orlando International Airport and will rent vans or a charter bus to travel to and from the competition.  The team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  (Students will either walk or take the rental vans/charter bus from the hotel to and from the Daniel L. Ritchie Center.)  Students will be taking a walking tour of the University of Denver Engineering Department.  The trip will be funded by various 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 Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 25-30 students and five (5) chaperones to attend the FIRST Denver Regional in Denver, Colorado March 23-28, 2010.  The students will miss four (4) days of school.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 12/8/2009
Consent after Information1/19/2010

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. Stephanie Soliven, Principal, Cocoa High School
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent


Attachment:  CHS Robotics Denver.pdf