The Board recognizes the importance of out of classroom experiences for students. Field trips are an important part of the instructional program of the District and can expand and reinforce concepts learned in the classroom, provide for new and unique learning experiences not available in the classroom, make learning experiences more interesting and relevant, enable students to discover new worlds, stimulate interest in further learning, increase cultural awareness and bring historical events to life.

Each field trip must be preceded by adequate classroom preparation appropriate to the understanding of the students, address the learning standards and objectives established for specific content and subject areas, and where applicable, include directed learning enroute, which will be complemented by follow-up assignments. The importance of timing the experiences as they relates to the learning standards and objectives is to be given high priority. Failure to follow these procedures will result in denial of field trips.

A school trip is a school-sponsored outing which is not necessarily related to educational goals. They are not subject to the conditions in the preceding paragraph.

First Reading: June 2, 2009
Second Reading: July 16, 2009
Date Adopted: July 21, 2009

For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member June 16, 2009