The Board recognizes that the first-hand learning experiences provided by field trips are most effective and worthwhile means of learning. It is the desire of the Board to encourage field trips as part of and directly related to the total school program.
Specific guidelines and appropriate administrative procedures shall be developed to screen, approve and evaluate trips and to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken for the safety of the participants.
These guidelines and procedures shall ensure that all field trips have the approval of the superintendent and the principal and that all overnight trips and trips exceeding 200 miles round trip have the prior approval of the Board of Education.
Adoption date: Sept. 22, 2014
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 13-22-107 (parental liability waivers)
C.R.S. 40-10.1-301(4) (definition of children’s activity bus)
C.R.S. 40-10.1-302(1)(a) (permits required for operation of children’s activity bus)
CROSS REFS.: EEAG, Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
JJH, Student Travel