08-23-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety Trip to Washington, D.C.


The Junior Class of the Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety is requesting Board approval to conduct a trip to Washington, D.C. on December 4-8, 2011.  Thirty (30) students and five (5) adult chaperones plan to travel by motorcoach.  Some of the events the students will be participating in are tours of the DEA Academy and the FBI Academy.  They will also participate in tours of memorials, buildings and museums.  Prior to leaving Washington, D.C., the students will tour the various exhibits of the Smithsonian.

The group plans to leave Palm Bay High School on Sunday, December 4, at 5:30 a.m., and return on Thursday, December 8, at approximately 8:00 a.m.  Four days of school (December 5, 6, 7 and 8) will be missed.  The cost for the trip is $619 per student for quad occupancy.  The cost includes hotel rooms, meals, admissions, and motorcoach transportation.  Accommodations will be at Country Inn, Woodbridge, Virginia, thru "Educational Tours" of Inverness, Florida.

The Law Academy will give the students opportunities to raise funds for the trip.  The fundraising opportunities will include Tropical Smoothie Night, car washes, Chick-fil-A Night, bake sales, yard sales and candy sales.  Sales and donations will make the trip more affordable for the students and chaperones.  The money for ticket sales from individual students will go directly towards their trip.  There will be no cost to the District.

Approve the Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety trip to Washington, D.C. on December 4-8, 2011.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/23/2011
Consent after Information9/13/2011

Authority for Action
Procedures & 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


Damian Wilson, Director, PBHS Academy of Law & Public Safety -- 321-952-5900

John G. Thomas, Principal, Palm Bay High School -- 321-952-5900

Mark W. Mullins, South Area Superintendent -- 321-254-0340

Attachment:  Palm Bay Law Academy to Washington, D.C. Dec. 2011.pdf