Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
April 5, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting
C8 - Approval of Out of County Student Travel - K-12 Academic

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 Trips Details

School Date Destination Group Purpose
Clay High 3/27/18 Kings Bay Naval, GA NJROTC

To expose cadets to the various career fields available in the Navy.

Clay High 2/8-12, 2018 Orlando, FL Cheer

To compete in Nationals.

Fleming Island High 3/14-17, 2018 Tampa, FL Thespians Students will attend workshops led by theatre & musical theatre professionals from around the country.
Fleming Island High 3/23-24, 2018 Embry-Riddle; Kennedy Space Center NJROTC

Supports NJROTC aviation curriculum.

Keystone Heights High 5/19/18 Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA NJHS National Junior Honor Society trip.
Orange Park High 3/29-30, 2018 Jekyll Island, GA Beta Club Students attending are 3 year Beta Club members and will be our senior leadership team for 2018-19.
Ridgeview High 4/2/18 Savannah State University NJROTC College visit and to visit ROTC unit.
County Office 4/19-21, 2018 Orlando, FL Academic Team The Academic Team will compete against other teams from Florida in the Commissioners Academic Challenge which is our state tournament.
OPJ/CGE/Grace/OPH 5/6-8, 2018 Tallahassee, FL Clay History Day delegates Students will participate in National History Day.  They will also visit San Luis Mission where Spanish FL is demonstrated and visit the FL History Museum as well as the state legislature/old & new capitol. 
Oakleaf Junior High 4/12-13, 2018 Orlando, FL Band Bands are performing & competing at the Music USA Festival at Universal Studios.
Keystone Heights High 4/5-6, 2018 Panama City, FL Boys Weightlifting Weightlifting State Finals
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 student travel.   

Terry Connor, Chief of Secondary Education;; (904) 652-3066
Financial Impact
Review Comments
April 2018- Student Travel.pdf