Board of Education Policy 8460: Field Trips

The Board of Education recognizes that field trips are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools. Student trips of significant educational value are encouraged, and student trips of significant recreational value are permitted under rules established by the Superintendent of Schools.

For purposes of this policy, a field trip shall be defined as any journey by a group of students away from the school premises, under the supervision of a teacher, which is an integral part of an approved course of study and conducted for the purpose of affording a first-hand educational experience not available in the classroom.

Field trips are a part of the curriculum of the schools, and student conduct and attendance on field trips are governed by the same rules that govern regular classroom activities. The School System shall obtain written parental/guardian permission for students going on school sponsored field trips.

The Superintendent/designee may cancel previously approved field trips due to extenuating circumstances.

Adopted: July 6, 2021