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606.5 Student Field Trips and Excursions

School administration may authorize field trips and excursions when such events contribute to the achievement of education goals of the school district.  The school district will provide transportation for field trips and excursions. 


In authorizing field trips and excursions, the administrator will consider the financial condition of the school district, the educational benefit of the activity, the inherent risks or dangers of the activity, and other factors deemed relevant by the superintendent.


Field trips and excursions are to be arranged with the school administration well in advance. The school district will be responsible for obtaining a substitute teacher if one is needed.  Following field trips and excursions, the teacher may be required to submit a written summary of the event. 


Date Board Adopted: 12/18/2017

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 12/18/2017


Legal Reference:          390 C.F.R. Pt. 390.3(f) (2012).

                                    Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).

                                    281 I.A.C. 43.9.