09-28-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36

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 School Board approval to conduct a trip to Washington, D.C. on December 8-11, 2010.  Thirty (30) students and five (5) adult chaperones plan to fly from Orlando to Washington, D.C.  Some of the events the students will be participating in are tours 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 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 Orlando International Airport on Wednesday morning, December 8, 2010, and return on Saturday evening, December 11, 2010.  Three days of school (December 8, 9, 10) will be missed.  The cost for the trip is $835 per student for quad occupancy.  The cost includes hotel rooms, meals, admissions, airline transportation and motorcoach transportation in the Washington, D.C. area. 

The Law Academy will give the students opportunities to raise funds for the trip.  The fundraising opportunities will include car washes, bake sales, yard sales, candy sales, Tropical Smoothie Night and Chick-fil-A Night.  The profit from these fundraisers will go directly to the individual student's trip account.  Sales and donations will make the trip more affordable for the students and chaperones.  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 8-11, 2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/28/2010
Consent after Information10/12/2010

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:  PBHS Law Academy to Washington D.C. Dec 2010.pdf