Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
December 7, 2017 - Regular School Board Meeting
C6 - 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
Orange Park Junior High 2/3/18 Savannah, GA ELA and Social Studies Dept Enhance the curriculum for both subject areas.  
Clay High 12/10-11, 2017 Epcot, Orlando, FL Chorus Auditioned and selected to sing at Disney's Candlelight Processional 
Middleburg High 12/1-2, 2017 Tampa Convention Center V Cheer UCA Regional Cheerleading Competition
Fleming Island High 12/1-2, 2017 Tampa, FL JV/V Cheer UCA Regional Cheerleading Competition
Fleming Island High 2/8-11, 2017 Orlando, FL JV/V Cheer UCA National Cheerleading Competition
Fleming Island High 12/16-17, 2017 Disney Chorus

Auditioned and selected to sing at Disney's Candlelight Processional. 

Middleburg High 11/30-12/3, 2017 FSU Band Tri-State Band Festival & Conducting Clinic
Middleburg High 11/17-19, 2017 Tampa, FL Band Florida Marching Band Championships
Oakleaf High 3/2-4, 2018 Orlando, FL Dance Team Dancers will gain additional knowledge and application of movement elements, relicate, and reacall and retain movement sequences.
Oakleaf High 2/24-25, 2018 Oviedo, FL Dance Team

Dancers will gain application of dance principals and competition dance skills. 

Orange Park High 11/17-19, 2017 Tampa, FL Band Culminating assessment for marching band at State Championships; to perform in order to receive constructive criticism from a panel of highly qualified adjudicators.
Ridgeview High 3/21-25, 2018 Washington, DC ROTC

Visit the museums, the Capitol, monuments, Mt. Vernon, Arlington, etc...

Ridgeview High 12/1-2, 2017 Tampa, FL JV/V Cheer UCA Regional Cheerleading Competition
Fleming Island High 4/10-15, 2018 University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH Winterguard After qualifying for world championships, the group would have the opportunity to perform at an international competition which would give them exposure to world-class performance.
Middleburg High 3/15-18, 2018 Nashville, TN TV Production Students attend workshops by industry professionals, participate in on-site news and video contests and listen to guest speakers who are top in news and film industry.
Keystone Heights High 12/1-2, 2017 Lake Wales, FL ROTC Leadership skills and team building, also decision making skills.


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
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December 2017 - Student Travel.pdf