12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #51


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 the 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, Nobel Prize winning scientists, and safety update sessions).  The fairs are scheduled as follows:  62nd Annual State Science Fair of Florida, March 28 through March 31, 2017, in Lakeland, Florida; Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 14 through May 19, 2017,  in Los Angeles, California.

Recommendation
Approve the participation of regional science fair winners at the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida and "Best of Show" senior division regional winners at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 12/13/2016
Consent after Information1/24/2017

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the School 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
17$ 6, 300Yes10098100010155100794103
17$23,984Yes10098100010155100794103

Contact
Loren M. Kerschensteiner, High School Science Resource Teacher, Secondary Leading & Learning, Ext. 314;

Robin L. Novelli, Director, Secondary Leading & Learning, Ext. 310;

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning, Ext. 300