12-08-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #46


Title
Science Fair Field Trips

Discussion
The school district sponsors three secondary regional science and engineering fairs affiliated with state and international science and engineering fairs. More than 800 students are expected to participate in regional fairs district-wide this year. Our affiliation with the state science and engineering fair permits us to send up to 84 students with an appropriate number of chaperones to compete for awards and scholarships. Our affiliation with the international science and engineering fair permits us to send up to eight students with chaperones to compete for awards and scholarships. Brevard students have historically been quite successful at these fairs. The state and international science and engineering fairs also offer learning opportunities for both students and chaperones (e.g., scientific field trips, interaction with experts, safety update sessions). The fairs are scheduled as follows: 61st Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida, March 29 through April 1, 2016, Lakeland, FL; Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 8 through May 14, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

Recommendation
Approve the participation of regional science fair winners at the 61st Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida and "Best of Show" senior division regional winners at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 12/8/2015
Consent after Information1/19/2016

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
166,140Yes10098100010155100737103
1623,982Yes10098100010155100794103

Contact
Ginger P, Davis, Resource Teacher for High School Science, Ext. 314; Robin L. Novelli, Director of High School Programs, Ext. 310; Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Ext. 300