Field Trips - 2320
The Board of Directors recognizes that field trips are extensions of the curricular, co-curricular and interscholastic programs of the District. Field trips are opportunities for students to participate in activities and gain experiences that cannot be duplicated in the classroom or school site. The Board encourages appropriate, carefully planned field trips that result in new learning or reinforce what has already been learned at school.
- District-sponsored field trips for curriculum related study, enrichment or co-curricular activities may be without fee to students. A fee for curriculum-related study or enrichment may be charged only if scholarship funds are available to students with need. All students must have the opportunity to either participate or be provided an alternative learning experience when participation is required for grade(s) or credit.
- District-sponsored co/extra-curricular field trips may be provided for a fee.
- Non-School District (private) trips such as "Senior parties " or "graduation" trips that take place after high school graduation or trips sponsored by staff or parent groups outside of the regular school calendar are NOT approved, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by the School District. These trips are private, and/or commercial ventures and are not District "field trips."
There is no approval process since these are not school-sponsored trips, but the building principal must be notified, prior to any trip promotion by a staff member, of any independent private trip organized by a staff member and involving school district students. School communication systems, supplies, or equipment may not be used for the planning, promotion, or conduct of such trips.
The Superintendent shall develop procedures for field trips that will provide for the safety of students and will meet the requirements of state law and regulations. Written parent/guardian permission shall be obtained for each student participating in the field trip before the trip commences.
Board Policy 3520 Student Fees, Fines, Charges
RCW 28A.330.100(5) Additional powers of Board
Adoption Date: April 21, 1998
Revised: October 14, 2002
Revised: June 28, 2005
Revised: May 8, 2006
Revised: December 13, 2010