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Lakeside Union SD (Lakeside) |  BP  6153  Instruction

School-Sponsored Trips   

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The Governing Board recognizes that school-sponsored trips are an important component of a student's development and supplement and enrich the classroom learning experience. School-sponsored trips may be conducted in connection with the district's course of study or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic, school band activities, or other extracurricular or cocurricular activities. Educational study trips should normally be conducted within the school day.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

The principal shall establish a process for approving a staff member's request to conduct a school-sponsored trip. When planning trips, staff shall consider student safety, objectives of instruction, the most effective use of instructional time, the distance from school, district and student expense, and transportation and supervision requirements. Principals may exclude from the trip any student whose presence on the trip would pose a safety or disciplinary risk.

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

(cf. 3541.1 - Transportation for School-Related Trips)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

No field trip shall be authorized if any student would be excluded from participation because of a lack of sufficient funds. The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate with community groups to supply funds for students in need. (Education Code 35330)

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

(cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

Participation by staff in any activity, excursion, or study trip involving district students, whether during or outside school hours, must conform to Board policy and adopted regulations. The following shall direct staff in the planning and participation of student activities, excursions, or study trips:

1. Staff shall not be involved in the organization of activities, excursions, or study trips involving students enrolled in the district unless the activity, excursion, or study trip has received prior approval from the principal.

2. Staff shall not organize student excursions or study trips in cooperation with outside agencies or individuals unless the excursion or study trip has the prior approval of the Board.

On all school-sponsored trips involving students, provisions will be made for proper supervision by school employees. Parents/guardians are encouraged to assist in such supervision.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8760 Authorization of outdoor science and conservation programs

32040-32044 First aid equipment: field trips

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

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

17540 Travel promoters

17550-17550.9 Sellers of travel

17552-17556.5 Educational travel organizations

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org

California Association of Directors of Activities: http://www.cada1.org

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov

Policy LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 17, 2012 Lakeside, California