The use of field trips to extend the learning opportunities provided in the regular instructional program and to provide opportunities for competition for students in extracurricular programs is a valuable activity. Trips shall be approved by the superintendent or designee. Principals are expected to consider the educational value of the trip, the availability of the learning opportunities and the distance, time and expense involved in the trip. Principals are also responsible for following all procedures for requesting approval of field trips. Only properly insured modes of transportation are to be used for school trips. Principals should insure that no student is denied participation on a field trip because of the expense of the trip.
Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, sections 22.1-70, 22.1-78, 22.1‑176.
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