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2320 - Field Trips, Excursions, & Outdoor Education

Field trips are defined as travel away from the school premises, under the supervision of a staff member, for the purpose of affording students a direct learning experience not available in the classroom. The District recognizes that field trips when used for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools or is a direct outgrowth of an approved ASB or extra-curricular activity.

The Superintendent/designee has the authority to approve all field trips. Outdoor education resident school plans shall be presented to the superintendent for approval.

Procedures shall be developed for the operation of a field trip or an outdoor education activity to ensure that the safety of the students shall be protected and that parent/guardian permission is obtained before the students leave the school. Each field trip must be integrated with the curriculum and coordinated with classroom activities that enhance its usefulness. In some cases, private vehicles may be used to transport students as allowed under District Regulation, if approval is obtained in advance from the principal.

No staff member may solicit students for any privately arranged field trip or excursion without his/her building principal’s or supervisor’s prior authorization to ensure that all communication and procedures clearly specify the sponsoring organization.



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