Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
April 5, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting
C7 - CTE Student Over-night or Out- of-State Travel

The School Board recognizes that field trips, when used for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum, are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools. Properly planned and executed field trips supplement and enrich classroom instruction by providing learning experiences that will enhance mastery of the curriculum standards of the State of Florida. A field trip is defined as any planned, student-travel activity which is approved as part of the district's educational program and is under the direct supervision and control of an instructional staff member or any advisor as designated by the Superintendent.

Field Trip Details

School Date Destination Group Purpose

Orange Park HS,

Middleburg HS 

4/28-5/2, 2018 Washington, D.C. ACE Mentoring ACE Mentoring National Competition
Oakleaf HS 4/19-20, 2018 Gainesville, FL FFA Aquaculture Team FFA Aquaculture Career Development Competition Event

Ridgeview HS

3/2-4, 2018 Orlando, FL Culinary students

Prostart Culinary Competition (informational purposes,

received too late for March Board Meeting) 

Oakleaf Junior HS  3/20-21, 2018 Okechobee, FL FFA

Middle School State Horse Career Development Event

(informational purposes, the location of the event changed

last minute which caused it to require an overnight stay)


Gap Analysis

Field trips provide students with a window to the real world that they don't get in the classroom, and they can help students understand real-world applications to abstract concepts.

Previous Outcomes

All out of county activity trips are selected, planned, evaluated, and approved or rejected in conformity with written district policy.

Expected Outcomes

It is important to recognize that learning outcomes from field trips can range from cognitive to affective outcomes. Exposing students to new experiences and can increase interest and engagement in academics regardless of prior interests.

Strategic Plan Goal

Ensure that every classroom provides a quality and rigorous instructional experience in order to elevate student outcomes.


That the Clay County School Board approve out of county/overnight student travel.   

Terry Connor, Chief of Secondary Education;; 904-652-3066
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Board CTE travel 04052018.pdf