File: IICA (pdf)
Adopted: prior to 1978
Revised: October 23, 1997, December 11, 2018
FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITY TRAVEL
The Board of Education recognizes that students in the District are fortunate to have numerous and varied educational resources located nearby and that these resources provide an excellent opportunity for students to become acquainted with various aspects of their community. The Board further recognizes that first-hand learning experiences provided by field trips can serve as an effective and worthwhile means of learning. Therefore, the Board encourages field trips that are part of and directly related to the school’s educational program and will yield greater learning opportunities than other educational experiences.
Specific guidelines and appropriate administrative procedures shall be developed to screen, approve and evaluate trips and to ensure that reasonable steps are taken for the safety of participants.
Activity Trips Outside the State
The Superintendent may authorize District-sponsored student activity trips outside Colorado and the United States, when requested by the principal and recommended by the appropriate Assistant Superintendent. District funds may not be used to support such activities except in unusual circumstances, and then only as approved by the Superintendent.
Students participating in recognized exchange programs may be authorized to travel outside of Colorado upon authorization from the Superintendent. Further, any individual student contestants or groups of student contestants who are competing in approved local and/or state activities which qualify them for out-of-state contests, may compete in such out-of-state activities upon authorization from the Superintendent.
C.R.S. § 13-22-107 (parental liability waivers)
EEAD, Special Use of School Buses
EEAE, Student Transportation in Private Vehicle
IGDJ, Interscholastic Athletics