Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA
Field Trips & Excursions Policy 2320

Policy: 2320

Section: 2000 - Instruction


Field Trips and Excursions

The board recognizes that field trips, when used as a device for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum, are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools. Such trips can supplement and enrich classroom activities by providing learning experiences in an environment beyond the classroom.

Each student shall have an equal opportunity to participate in field trips that are taken by the student group.  The availability of field trip opportunities for students is commensurate with the funds which can be allocated to support such activities.

The superintendent will develop procedures for the operation of a field trip or an outdoor education activity which will ensure that the safety of the student is protected and that parent permission is obtained before the student leaves the school. Each field trip must be integrated with the curriculum and coordinated with classroom activities that enhance its usefulness.

No staff member may recruit students for any privately arranged field trip or excursion without superintendent permission.

Cross References: 3520 - Student Fees, Fines, or Charges

Legal References:

RCW 28A.330.100(5) Additional powers of board
RCW 67.20.020 Contracts for cooperation
WAC 181-87-090 Improper remunerative conduct


Initial Adoption Date: January 28, 2019