121. FIELD TRIPS - Pg.
121. FIELD TRIPS
The Board recognizes that field trips, when used for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum, are an educationally sound and important component of the instructional program of the schools. Properly planned and executed field trips can:
experiences in an environment outside the schools
commercial, governmental and educational.
their actual environment.
For purposes of this policy, a field trip shall be defined as any trip by students away from school premises that is an integral part of approved planned instruction, any planned travel activity that supplements or enriches the classroom curriculum, is conducted as a first-hand educational experience not available in the classroom, and is supervised by a teacher or district employee.
The Board shall approve only those field trips that are planned to keep students out of the district overnight or longer.
Students on field trips remain under the supervision and responsibility of this Board and are subject to its rules and regulations.
The Board does not endorse, support nor assume responsibility in any way for any district staff member who takes students on trips not approved by the Board or Superintendent. No staff member may solicit district students for such trips within district facilities or on district grounds without Board permission.
4. Delegation of Responsibility
The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations for the operation of field trips.
Pol. 103.1, 113
Pol. 210, 210.1
Field trips shall be governed by guidelines which ensure that
followed up by appropriate activities that enhance its value.
specified instructional objectives.
Administration of Medication
The Board directs planning for field trips to start early in the school year and to include collaboration between administrators, teachers, nurses, parents/guardians and other designated health officials.
Decisions regarding administration of medication during field trips and other school-sponsored programs and activities shall be based on the student’s individual needs.
Medication shall be administered in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Board policies and district procedures.
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510, 517
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.4
Board Policy – 000, 103.1, 105, 113, 210, 210.1