Field Trips

Instructional field trips are correlated with the educational program, designed to reinforce and enrich learning by exposing students to experiences outside of the classroom setting, and considered an extension of the classroom. They are an integral part of the curriculum and contribute to the District’s educational goals. The following factors are analyzed to determine whether to approve a field trip: educational value, student safety, parent concerns, heightened security alerts, and liability concerns.

Parents/guardians of students shall be given the opportunity to consent to their child’s participation in any field trip. Students are usually assessed a fee to cover the cost of transportation, entry fees, and other costs, if applicable. The District will pay such costs for students who qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

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.