8460 -- Instruction
SUBJECT: FIELD TRIPS
The Board of Education recognizes that field trips enhance the educational program by providing students with educational experiences beyond the school walls and help support the goals of the Profiles of a Shenendehowa Elementary Student, Middle School Student and Graduate. The Board of Education supports the use of various methods of broaden the experience for students. In addition to the more traditional trips and arts in education programs that serve to bring the outside world into the classroom, teachers are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities available through technology.
All Field trips shall be approved by the building principal (or his or her designee at the secondary level) and shall:
a) Conform to criteria described in 8460R Field Trip regulation; and
b) Align with content curriculum and objectives; District Goals, Objectives and Action Plan; and/or the Common Core or New York State Learning Standards; and
c) Provide instructional enrichment by engaging in activities that cannot be replicated or experienced through any other means within the classroom; or
d) Celebrate traditional end-of-the- year special events at the 5th, 8th and 12th grades (in addition to many other in-school options)
Permission is required from a parent or legal guardian for a student to participate in a field trip off school premises.
Cancellation of Trips
The Superintendent/designee may cancel previously approved field trips due to extenuating circumstances including the issuance of alerts or warnings by U.S. Department of State. Attempts shall be made to minimize the potential loss of funds already paid or deposited.
Refer to Forms: 8460F FT Checklist; 8460F.1 FT Emergency Consent; 8460F.2 Elementary Consent; 8460F.3 Middle School Consent; 8460F.4 High School Consent; 8460F.5 Chaperone Responsiblities on FT; 8460F.6 FT Chaperone Itinerary; 8460F.7 Terms & Conditions for Overnight/Domestic Study Trips; 8460F.8 Terms & Conditions for Out-of Country Study Trips
Adopted: October 9, 2007
Revised: April 2012; May 14, 2013