600-610 Field Trips
HIBBING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 701
BOARD POLICY 610
SERIES: 600 Education Programs
SUBJECT: 610 Field Trips
The school board shall require that all field trips be well planned, conducted in an orderly manner and safe environment, and relate directly to the objectives of the class or activity for which the trip is requested.
Student trips will be categorized within three general areas:
Trips that take place during the school day, relate directly to a course of study, and in which students are required to participate shall fall in this category. These trips shall be subject to review and approval of the building principal, and shall be financed by school district funds within the constraints of the school building budget. Fees may not be assessed against students to defray direct costs of instructional trips.
This category pertains to those trips in which students voluntarily participate and which usually take place outside the regular school day. Examples of trips in this category involve student activities, clubs, and other special interest groups. These trips are subject to review and approval of the activities director and/or building principal. Financial contributions by students may be requested.
Trips that involve one or more overnight stops fall into this category. Extended trips may be instructional or supplementary, and must be requested well in advance of the planned activity. An extended trip request must be completed and approved at each level: student, principal, superintendent, and school board. Exceptions to the approval policy may be granted or expedited to accommodate emergencies or contingencies (e.g. tournament competition).
Provisions for proper supervision on all school-sponsored trips shall be made by school officials. Under criteria established by the administration, parents are permitted to assist in such supervision.
Transportation for field trips shall be furnished through a commercial carrier or school-owned vehicle. In the event a private vehicle is approved for use, a certificate of insurance must be on file in the school district office.
M.S. 123B.37 (Prohibited Fees)