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1. OVERNIGHT TRIPS


1.1 The principal and superintendent (or designee) must approve all overnight trips. For purposes of this policy, Mesquite, NV and Grand Junction, CO shall be considered in-state travel. Teachers leading such field trips must submit a request at least six weeks before the trip. All Out-of-State travel must follow policy 3160 or 3161. Students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade are not permitted to participate in overnight travel. 


1.2 Student groups involved in extra curricular activities such as band, choir, drama, forensics, athletics, cheer, clubs, science fairs, history fairs, etc. are approved for overnight travel when necessary.

1.3 Every effort should be made to avoid overnight travel. Prior to overnight travel, a travel request must be submitted and approved in accordance with the District travel policy.

 

2. TEACHERS LEADING TRIPS TO CONDUCT SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF SITES

2.1 Teachers leading field trips must conduct a safety assessment of the proposed sites, during which they should become familiar with the sites and create a list of all potential hazards. Teachers must submit the assessment to the school principal for review.

3. WITHDRAW APPROVAL IF SAFETY CONCERNS ARISE

3.1 Whenever the principal, superintendent, or Board of Education determines that dangerous conditions may affect the health, safety, or welfare of those traveling, the principal, superintendent, or Board may withdraw approval for the trip. In making such decisions, the principal, superintendent, and Board will heed any travel advisories or restrictions issued by the FBI, the state department, or local officials. The Board and District will not assume any liability for reimbursement of any costs or expenses incurred by any trip for which the principal, superintendent, or Board withdraws its approval.

4. ADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

4.1 Teachers leading field trips must assign enough adult chaperones to assist them. The ratio of student to adults should be as follows:
4.1.1 5:1 for elementary K – 3 school trips;
4.1.2 8:1 for elementary 4 – 5 school trips;
4.1.3 10:1 for middle school trips; and
4.1.4 15:1 for high school trips.

5. PERMISSION FORM

5.1 The parent/guardian of each student participant will submit a signed permission form to the teacher/advisor prior to all travel events indicating permission to participate.

6. UNSUPERVISED TIME

6.1 Teachers and chaperones must not schedule any unsupervised time for students, and must supervise students at all times during the trips.

 

7. ITINERARY, ROSTER CONTACT INFORMATION

7.1 Teachers leading field trips must prepare a detailed itinerary, a roster of participants, and a list of addresses and telephone numbers where participants can be reached in case of an emergency. Teachers must submit this information to the principal at least one week before the trip. If any deviation for the itinerary occurs, teachers must notify the principal as soon as possible.

8. CONDUCT STANDARDS AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES WITH STUDENTS

8.1 Teachers must review with students the student code of conduct and emergency procedures for field trips.

9. NOTIFY PRINCIPAL OF EMERGENCY

9.1 In the event of an emergency during a field trip, the teacher leading the field trip must notify the principal by telephone as soon as possible. This includes emergencies directly affecting students as well as general emergency in the area where the field trip is taking place.

10. TRAVEL TO AND FROM FIELD TRIP WITH TEACHER

10.1 Students are expected to travel to and from the field trip with the teacher leading the trip. Students are not permitted to leave the field trip on their own. Teachers must never send a student home alone – even for disciplinary reasons. Parents/guardians desiring to take their children home before a field trip ends must submit a written request to the teacher and principal about such arrangements in advance of the trip. The Board assumes no liability for students who are, for any reason, transported by parents in private cars.

11. DON'T REQUIRE STAFF OR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD TRIP

11.1 Staff members or students will not be required to participate or be pressured into participating in a field trip. Such staff members and students will not be penalized for not participating in a field trip.

 

Approved 05/09/96
Revised 05/23/12
Revised 12/10/14
Revised 02/25/15
Revised 11/08/17

Revised 01/11/23