BOARD POLICY No. 2320
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 activities by providing learning experiences in an environment beyond the classroom.
Field trips must be approved in advance by the principal.
Field trips involving high risk activities must be approved by the superintendent or designee.
Field trips which take students out of the country must be approved by the superintendent. Safety of the students and insurance criteria will be considerations to be addressed.
The superintendent will develop procedures for the operation of a field trip which will ensure that the safety of the student is protected and that parent/guardian permission is obtained before the student leaves the school. Each field trip must be integrated with the curriculum and coordinated with classroom activities that enhance its usefulness.
Board Policy 3520 Student Fees, Fines, Charges
RCW 28A.330.100(5) Additional powers of board
RCW 67.20.020 Contracts for cooperation
WAC 180-87-090 Improper remunerative conduct
Adopted: July 16, 2002
Revised: 10/07/2003, 04/19/2011, 03/03/2015
Revised: November 20, 2018