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2340a AdmGuide_One-day Field Trips

Field trips offer an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom, providing students with experiences that
cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Such trips should have educational objectives and be planned in
accordance with the curriculum and classroom instruction.
All field trips require the approval of the building principal or designee and must meet the following criteria:
    A. All students must have permission slips signed by parent or guardian.
    B. The trip shall have the minimum of one (1) chaperone for every ten (10) students, with a lower student
        chaperone ratio depending upon the age of the students and the circumstances of the trip.
    C. The supervising teacher shall ensure that all necessary information, including emergency contacts and health
        information, is obtained and available.
    D. Transportation must be provided by insured carriers. Students may not provide their own transportation,
        without the explicit permission of the parent/guardian and the principal or designee.
Funding for field trips may come from building-based budgets, the PTA/PTO or fees. Any fundraising for field trips
should comply with the School District's fund raising policies. No child shall be denied the opportunity to
participate in a field trip because of monetary concerns.
The School District does not discriminate in student participation for field trips on the basis of sex, race, religion,
ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, marital or parental status, or physical, mental, emotional
or learning disability.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Jul 28, 2011, 1:29 PM