Student trips of significant educational value shall be encouraged under rules established by the Superintendent. Student safety and proper care of school vehicles and equipment shall be of primary consideration.

Suitable planning must be taken to insure that the fullest possible educational value is received from such trips.

Approval of field trips, of whatever nature, shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent. It shall be the responsibility of the teacher and Building Principal to make certain that no child is deprived of a trip due to financial hardship. In such cases, at the discretion of the Principal, the expenses will be borne from the student activities account. Proper supervision shall be provided on all field trips.

The Board does not endorse, support or assume liability in any way for any staff member of this district who takes pupils on trips not approved by the Board or Superintendent in accordance with this policy, and shall not be liable for the welfare of pupils who travel on such trips. No staff member may solicit pupils of this district for such trips within the facilities or on the school grounds of the district.

School-sponsored field trips can be important and valuable extensions of the classroom and shall be permitted providing the Principal and Superintendent approve the field trip. Students on a school-sponsored field trip have the privilege and responsibility of representing our school and because of that, are expected to dress and behave in a manner that reflects positively on the school. All school rules and regulations are in effect and every student going on a school-sponsored field trip must present a permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Prior to being excused for a school-sponsored field trip, students should see the teachers of the classes that will be missed to determine the homework or class assignments that need to be done and the date that work is due. Students with chronic attendance and discipline records may not be permitted on any field trips.

Adopted: 21 April 2005

Revised: November 2010