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Administration may authorize field trips when such events contribute to the achievement of education goals of the District.  The District will provide transportation for field trips.  All school trips will be made in vehicles approved by the superintendent.  The normal method of transporting students will be in school buses.

In authorizing field trips, administration will consider the financial condition of the District, the educational benefit of the activity, the inherent risks or dangers of the activity, and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent.  Written parental permission will be required prior to the student’s participation in field trips.  The Board’s approval will be required for field trips outside the state.  Board approval will be required for field trips which involve an overnight trip.

Field trips are to be arranged with administration well in advance.  A detailed schedule and budget must be submitted by the employee.  All school sponsored trips will be chaperoned by school personnel, and when necessary, with assistance from parents of the students involved in the trip.  The District will be responsible for obtaining a substitute teacher if one is needed.   Following field trips, the teacher may be required to submit a written summary of the event.

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: May 6, 2024

Revised: March 12, 2012