09-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


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

Discussion

The Junior Class of the Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety is requesting School Board approval to conduct a trip to Washington, D.C. on December 6-10, 2009.  Thirty (30) students and five (5) adult chaperones plan to travel by charter bus to visit our nation's capitol.  Some of the events the students will be participating in are having a tour of the D.E.A. Training Facility, the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, and the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency Headquarters.  They will also participate in tours of Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  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 at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2009, by charter bus, and return to the school at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009.  Four days of school will be missed.  The cost for the trip is $559 per student for quad occupancy.  The cost includes hotel rooms, meals, admissions, and transportation.  Students will be responsible for their travel expenses.  There will be no cost to the District.



Recommendation
Approve the Palm Bay High School Academy of Law and Public Safety trip to Washington, D.C. on December 6-10, 2009.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/8/2009
Consent after Information9/22/2009

Authority for Action
Procedures & 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

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

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

Cyndi Van Meter, Area I Superintendent -- Telephone:  321-254-0340




Attachment:  PBHS Trip to Washington, D.C. Dec. 2009.pdf