Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
December 7, 2017 - Regular School Board Meeting
C3 - Overnight/Out of State Student 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:

Middleburg, Oakleaf

3/2-3, 2018,


Apopka, FL

FFA- State Floriculture CDE

The Floriculture CDE stimulates interest in learning activities related to the Floriculture industry, including the identification of plants, business situations and safety issues.

Clay, Middleburg, Oakleaf

3/16-17, 2018, Fri.-Sat.

Haines City, FL

FFA- State Leadership Summit

Students will begin preparations for the 2018 FL FFA delegate process.

Middleburg, Oakleaf

4/10-11, 2018, Fri.-Sat.

Haines City, FL

FFA- State Officer Candidate Screening

Students will interview for the opportunity to become a State FFA Officer.


4/27-28, 2018, Fri.-Sat.

Plant City, FL

FFA- State Veterinary Science CDE

The purpose of the veterinary science CDE is to provide students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills for both companion animal and livestock within the veterinary industry.



Gap Analysis

Career and Technical Student Organizations integrate into CTE programs and courses across the country. CTSO's extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels. CTSO's are a powerful avenue for helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality and global competitiveness. CTSO's are authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  

Previous Outcomes

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

Expected Outcomes

It is important to recognize that CTSO's provide students leadership development skills  as well as hands on learning through project based activities. CTSO events expose students to new experiences which increases their engagement within their educational experience.

Strategic Plan Goal

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


Approve Overnight/Out of state travel.

Terry Connor, Chief of Secondary Education:, 904-652-3066
Financial Impact
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December 2017.pdf