09-25-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38

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 2-6, 2012.  Thirty (30) students and five (5) adult chaperones plan to travel by charter bus.  The students will be participating in tours of the FBI Academy and DEA 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 2, at 5:30 a.m., and return on Thursday, December 6, at approximately 8:00 a.m.  Four days of school (December 3-6) will be missed.  The cost of the trip is $689 per student.  The cost includes hotel accommodations, meals, admissions and charter bus 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 from 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 2-6, 2012.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/25/2012
Consent after Information10/9/2012

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, Palm Bay High School 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 2012.pdf