Board Policies – Section I – Instructional Program
IFCB – Field Trips
USD Approved Field Trips
Field trips may be approved by the principal when reasonable educational objectives can be established.
Advance requests for field trips including transportation and other resource needs shall be submitted by the teacher to the principal. Each building principal shall develop a form to notify parents of a forthcoming field trip. The form shall include the nature of the trip, departure time, expected return time, name of sponsor(s) and mode of travel. The form shall also include a space where a parent may ask that a child be excused and the reasons for the excuse.
Non-Sanctioned Field Trips
Non-sanctioned field trips organized by employees acting as independent contractors/agents involving students on a volunteer, self-supporting basis are not approved by the board and are not considered a part of the curriculum. Total responsibility for privately planned field trips or tours rests with the individual(s) and agency sponsoring them. The district assumes no legal or financial responsibilities for non-sanctioned field trips.
Every attempt should be made to schedule non-board approved trips during weekends and/or vacation periods. If travel arrangements necessitate that some school days are missed, normal procedures for staff and students absences must be followed.
If recruitment of students is sought through the schools(s), the request for recruitment shall be made in accordance with those of private citizens.
Recruitment efforts may not occur during class time or the employee’s work day.
Approved: August 13, 2014