6027: Field Trips
When appropriate, ESU 4's educational programs will incorporate field trips into the curriculum. These trips should normally be conducted during the instructional day.
- General Conditions - All trips must be pre-approved by the ESU 4 administrator. Out-of-state and overnight trips require pre-approval by the board. The program administrators will develop guidelines for approval of trips and communicate those guidelines to teaching staff.
- Parental/Guardian Permission - Each student must submit a signed parental permission slip prior to being allowed to attend a field trip. A new permission slip must be submitted for each trip. Caregivers, as that term is defined in the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act, shall be permitted to sign parental permission slips.
- Supervision - Sponsoring teachers must ensure that students are adequately supervised and chaperoned by a responsible adult at all times during field trips. Whether paid staff or volunteers, chaperones are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind at any time during any field trip. All chaperones must be at least 21 years of age. Any chaperone who drives students must possess a valid driver's license. Chaperones who drive students in private vehicles must possess adequate insurance coverage. Chaperones do not have any property right in or to a chaperone assignment. The school district may deny or terminate a chaperone assignment for any reason that is not unconstitutional or unlawful. The superintendent’s decision shall be final.
- Student Conduct - Students must comply all ESU 4 program rules and all directives by trip chaperones. Students who fail to comply will be prohibited from participation in future trips and will have their misconduct reported to their resident school district for possible consequences pursuant to the school district's code of conduct.
Adopted on: June 8, 2009
Revised on: Aug. 12, 2019
Reviewed on: April 16, 2012