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Standard Elementary SD  |  AR  6153  Instruction

Study/Field Trips   

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Field trips are considered to be instruction and should be planned as such with definite instructional objectives determined by the teacher in advance. Appropriate instruction shall precede and follow each field trip.

The following regulations will apply to field trips:

1. A teacher planning to take a field trip shall make a request in writing to the principal at least ten (10) days prior to the date desired. Whenever practical, an alternate date should also be listed. The purpose of the trip and its relation to the course of study must be stated.

2. The principal shall approve or disapprove the request and notify the teacher. If disapproved, the principal should state the reasons.

3. No student shall be denied the opportunity to take part in a field trip which is related to classroom instruction because of an inability to pay for admission fees, lunches, or any other costs. No student shall be required to pay the costs of transportation, admission fees, or any other costs related to field trips which are deemed a part of the instructional program.

4. Written approval of parent/guardian is required for participation of students in field trips.

5. All field trips shall begin and end at the school.

6. Field trips requiring school bus transportation shall not interfere with the regularly scheduled transportation of students to and from school.

7. Bus transportation may be provided for bands, orchestras, or other groups of students to participate in activities in communities outside the school district.

8. The bus driver shall see that all rules and regulations are enforced in the use of school buses for field trips. Certificated personnel shall assist the bus driver in so doing.

9. Teachers or other certificated personnel shall accompany students on all field trips and shall assume responsibility for their proper conduct. Students on approved field trips are under the jurisdiction of the Board and are subject to school rules and regulations.

10. When a field trip is made to a place of business or industry,

the teacher shall insist that an employee of the host company

serve as conductor.

11. Appropriate educational experience and proper supervision shall be supplied for any students whose parents/guardians do not wish them to participate in a field trip.


approved: September 29, 1988 Bakersfield, California