School-Sponsored Trips



The Governing Board recognizes that school-sponsored trips are important components of a student's development. School sponsored trips include trips for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Besides supplementing and enriching classroom learning experiences, such trips encourage new interests among students, make them more aware of community resources, and help them relate their school experiences to the outside world. The Board believes that careful planning can greatly enhance the value and safety of such trips.

All students must take district provided transportation to any district sponsored event. If the Board allocates funds for school-sponsored trips, individual schools may be provided with budgetary allocations so that they can plan ahead. Special trip expense funds may be established when necessary for fund-raising purposes. School-related organizations shall be fully responsible for the costs of any trips not identified as district funded.

The Board recognizes that some athletic or academic trips may require overnight travel. The Board also recognizes that some of these overnight trips are unavoidably requested with short notice due to team or individual advancement in athletic or academic competition. In these instances when the Board will not have the opportunity to meet and review the request, it may be approved by the Superintendent. All other trips involving out-of-state or overnight travel shall require the prior approval of the Board. All trips that do not involve out-of-state or overnight travel may be approved by the Superintendent or designee.

Principals shall ensure that teachers develop plans that provide for the safety of students and their proper supervision by certificated staff on all school-sponsored trips. Other school employees and parent/guardians also may participate in this supervision and may be asked to attend preparatory training sessions and/or meetings.

Legal Reference:

Education Code

8760 Authorization of outdoor science and conservation programs

32040 Duty to equip school with first aid kit

32041 Field trips; first aid kit
32043 Field trips; snakebite kits
32044 Violations
35330 Excursions and field trips
35331 Provision for medical or hospital service for pupils (on field trips)

35332 Transportation by chartered airline
35350 Transportation of students
44808 Liability when pupils not on school property

48908 Duties of pupils; authority of teachers

First Reading: 5/14/14

Governing Board Approval: 6/11/14

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