8660 – Field Trips

The principal may authorize field trips and excursions when such events contribute to the achievement of education goals of the school district. The school district will provide transportation for field trips and excursions.  Excursions are defined as brief educational trips beyond the boundaries of the school grounds for less than a single school day.

In authorizing field trips and excursions, the principal shall consider the financial condition of the school district, the educational benefit of the activity, the inherent risks or dangers of the activity, and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent or designee.  Parental permission will be required prior to the student's participation in field trips using the online registration permissions form. The superintendent's approval will be required for field trips outside the state.  Board approval will be required for field trips which involve unusual length or expense.

Field trips and excursions are to be arranged with the principal well in advance.  A detailed schedule and budget must be submitted by staff.  The district will be responsible for obtaining a substitute teacher if one is needed.  Following field trips and excursions, the teacher may be required to submit a written summary of the event. 


Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Revised: 8-3-98
Policy Revised: 11.08.2012
Policy Revised: 07.13.2017

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