Transportation Field Trips Policy

8640 - TRANSPORTATION FOR FIELD AND OTHER DISTRICT-SPONSORED TRIPS

It shall be the policy of the Board of Education to use regular or special-purpose school vehicles for transportation on field and other District-sponsored trips.

The transportation for all field and other District-sponsored trips is to be by vehicles owned or approved by the District and driven by approved drivers. Exceptions must have the approval of the Superintendent.

The district will provide for the vehicles for all local trips paid through the designated fund including co-curricular, athletic, and other extra-curricular trips. Local trips are defended as trips within a (40) mile radius of the district facility. Costs associated with the trip will be assessed to cover the driver salary and fuel/mileage as reported on the previous year’s Transportation Report 49094. The cost of non-local trips is to be paid by the sponsoring organization.

Parents/students can be asked to pay not more than $5.00 per child to help cover the costs of non-local trips.

Transportation may be limited by the availability of vehicles, drivers, and scheduling and will not be available when needed for general school purposes.

All field trips shall be supervised by members of the staff. All other District-sponsored trips shall be supervised by either staff members or adults from the sponsoring organization. Any time students are on the vehicle, at least one (1) sponsor, chaperone, or staff member is expected to ride in the vehicle as well as to supervise students upon return to the District and while they are waiting for rides home.

All students are expected to ride the approved vehicle to and from each activity. A special request must be made to the staff member or sponsor by the parent, in writing or in person, to allow an exception.

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