Williamsville Central School District

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Instructional Arrangements

Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
8000 - Instruction

8460 FIELD TRIPS

The Board of Education recognizes that field trips are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools.

For purposes of this policy, a field trip shall be defined as any journey by a group of students away from the school premises, under the supervision of a teacher, and conducted for the purpose of affording a first-hand educational experience not available in the classroom.

Field trips are a part of the school program, and student conduct and attendance on field trips are governed by the same rules that govern regular classroom activities. The School System shall obtain written parental/guardian permission for students going on school-sponsored field trips.

Field trips shall be conducted only in the continental United States or Canada.

The Superintendent shall prepare procedures for the operation of a field trip activity. Field trip support shall be determined annually by the Board during its budget deliberations. Regardless of the fiscal support for field trips, the rules of the District for approval and conduct of such trips shall apply.

The Superintendent/designee may cancel previously approved field trips due to extenuating circumstances.

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Refer also to Policies

  • #3410 -- Code of Conduct on School Property
  • #5720 -- Transportation of Students
  • #7310 -- School Conduct and Discipline
  • District Code of Conduct on School Property
Policy Cross References:

  •  » 3410 - CODE OF CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
  •  » 5720 - TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS
  •  » 7310 - SCHOOL CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
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