12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Field Trip - Cocoa High School FIRST Robotics to Attend FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas, April 18 - 23, 2017


If the Robotics team wins a Regional competition, they would like to attend the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas. Approximately 17-23 students will participate. The three adult chaperones are both male and female. One chaperone is a current Brevard Public School employee, two (2) are Level A Plus volunteers with Brevard Public Schools. The team will travel by plane and depart Orlando International Airport after school on  April 18.  (Itinerary attached.)

The team will be housed at a FIRST  authorized hotel closest to the event. Students will either ride in rental vans, charter buses, walk, or take public transportation from the hotel to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Students will eat at the hotel, nearby restaurants or event concessions.

Qualifying matches will be held on April 20 -22 and the Elimination/Championship Matches will be held the afternoon of April 22.  The team will depart Houston on Sunday, April 23 in the morning and arrive at Orlando International Airport later that day.

The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including NASA Launch Services, Vencore and Brevard Public  Schools. There will be no cost to the district.

Students will miss three days of school.

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team to attend the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas on April 18 through April 23, 2017.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2016
Consent after Information12/13/2016

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Stephanie Soliven, Principal, Cocoa High School, 632-5300

Laura Rhinehart, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning, x300

Attachment:  FIRST Championship Tentative Itinerary.pdf