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2340 Policy_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 guardian.

        B.  The trip shall have a minimum of one(1) chaperone for every ten(10) students, with a lower

              student chaperone ratio depending upon the age of the student 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 fund-raising 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 gender, 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,
Aug 5, 2011, 9:34 AM