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617 – Field Trips

Field trips are defined as school-sponsored activities which may be scheduled and planned to provide students with experiences that are an extension of the educational program. Field trips may be used to supplement the curricular and co-curricular programs of the Urbandale Community School District.

All field trips within the State of Iowa shall be approved in advance by the building principal. Parents of the participating students will be notified prior to the field trip.

All field trips outside the State of Iowa and all field trips including an overnight stay must be approved in advance by the Board of Directors. Parents of participating students must give written permission in advance for their children to participate in such field trips.

Students participating in field trips are expected to complete class assignments missed. Teachers are expected to make alternative arrangements for students to complete work missed.

Date of Revision: January 28, 2008

Legal References: 279.8, 280.3, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.6


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