Board Policy 6110
Instructional field trips are designed to reinforce and enrich learning by exposing students to experiences outside of the classroom setting. They are an integral part of the curriculum and contribute to the District’s educational goals.
The Superintendent or designee shall analyze the following factors to determine whether to approve a field trip: educational value, student safety, parent concerns, heightened security alerts, and liability concerns. On all field trips, a bus fee set by the Superintendent or designee may be charged to help defray the transportation costs.
Parents/guardians of students: (1) shall be given the opportunity to consent to their child’s participation in any field trip, and (2) unless otherwise exempted, are responsible for all entrance fees, food, lodging, or other costs, except that the District will pay such costs for students who qualify for a fee waiver under Board policy regarding Waiver of Student Fees. All non-participating students shall be provided an alternative experience. Any field trip may be cancelled without notice due to an unforeseen event or condition.
Privately arranged trips, including those led by District staff members, shall not be represented as or construed to be sponsored by the District or school. The District does not provide liability protection for privately arranged trips and is not responsible for any damages arising from them.