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2320 (P) - Field Trips



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.

Cross References:

Board Policy 3520            Student Fees, Fines, Charges

Legal References:

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


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