The board recognizes that field trips when used as a device for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools. Such trips can supplement and enrich classroom procedures by providing learning experiences in an environment beyond the classroom.
Field trips which take students out of the state or are planned to keep students out of the district overnight must be approved in advance by the superintendent or designee. The superintendent or designee has the authority to approve all other field trips.
The superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for the operation of a field trip or an outdoor education activity which shall insure that the safety of the student shall be protected and that parent permission is obtained before the student leaves the school. Each field trip must be integrated with the curriculum and coordinated with classroom activities which enhance its usefulness. Private vehicles may be used to transport students if approval is obtained in advance from the principal.
No staff member may solicit students for any privately arranged field trip or excursion without board permission.
Student Fees, Fines, or Charges - Policy 3520
Private Vehicle Transportation - Policy 8131
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: November 1985
Revised by the Board: 2.87, 09.03, 01.08, 08.09