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April 12, 2022 School Board Meeting
Title
Field Trip - Palm Bay Magnet High School's Speech & Debate Team to Washington, D.C.
Meeting Date(s)
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

Palm Bay Magnet High School's Speech & Debate Team, three female students accompanied by one female BPS employee, are requesting approval to travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Catholic Forensics League Grand Nationals (NCFL) tournament, adherring to COVID-19 requirements, on May 27-30, 2022. The team plans to depart from Palm Bay Magnet High School on Friday, May 27th by private vehicle to Orlando International Airport then fly via commercial airlines to Washington, D.C. and return on Monday, May 30, 2022. Lodging will be at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown 999 9th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001. Cost per participant is $1,057.63, which includes transportation, lodging, food, admissions, etc. Funding is provided by Palm Bay Magnet High School Speech & Debate funds and parent contributions. Student responsibility is $200.THERE IS NO COST TO THE DISTRICT. A tentative itinerary and event invitation with COVID-19 requirements are attached. 

Recommendation

Approve the request of Palm Bay Magnet High School's Speech & Debate Team to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Catholic Forensics League Grand Nationals on May 27-30, 2022. 

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Other Sources
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
22 $1130 YES 800 2021 419090 9800 332 000
22 $1830 YES 800 2021 419090 9800 797 000
22 $90 YES 800 2021 419090 9800 737 000
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Karl Kaminski, Principal, Palm Bay Magnet High School (321) 952-5900 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading and Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11300
Attachments
Speech and Debate Team to Washington, D.C. Invitation with COVID requirements May 2022.pdf
Speech and Debate Team to Washington, D.C. Itinerary - May 2022.pdf
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