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Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education

Educational field trips which are a part or culmination of a unit of study may be authorized by the principal, provided the field trip is conducted in the State of Washington and does not exceed 75 miles from the district. Field trips exceeding 75 miles shall be approved by the superintendent or designee.

Trips that leave the State of Washington shall require approval by the board. Trips that are planned to keep students out of district overnight shall require approval by the superintendent.

The superintendent shall develop procedures for the operation of a field trip which shall ensure that the safety of students shall be protected and that parent permission is obtained before the student leaves the school for the field trip.

Private vehicles may be used to transport students if approval is obtained in advance from the principal, and board policy/procedure is followed.

No staff member may recruit students for any privately arranged field trip or excursion without board permission.


Cross References:  Board Policy  3520 Student Fees, Fines, or Charges
Board Policy  6625 Private Vehicle Transportation


Legal References: RCW  28A.330.100(5) Additional powers of board
RCW  67.20.020 Parks, bathing beaches, public camps — Contracts for cooperation
WAC  181-87-090 Improper remunerative conduct


Adoption Date:  04.11.85

Former Policy Number: 4006

Clover Park School District

Revised: 09.09.02; 09.13.10; 12.13.10; 07.09.12