Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
January 4, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting
C9 - 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 12/1-2, 2017 Cairo, GA ROTC To compete in an Area-12 NJROTC Triathlon
Clay High 1/10-13, 2018 Tampa, FL Band High School Honor Band All-State
Keystone Heights High 4/5-8, 2018 Orlando, FL Key Club

Students will attend the District Eduation and Leadership Conference to engage with other Key Club members in planning service events on a state and local level.

Middleburg High 12/27-30, 2017 Orlando, FL Girls Basketball Tournament
Middleburg High 3/1-3, 2018 Kissimmee, FL Wrestling

State Tournament

Middleburg High 2/22-24, 2018 Chiles High School, Tallahassee, FL Wrestling Tournament
Middleburg High 1/12-13, 2018 Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, FL Wrestling Tournament
Oakleaf High 1/17-21, 2018 Johnson City, TN Wrestling Tournament to get national and state experience
Oakleaf High 1/11-12, 2018 Tampa, FL Chorus

Students participating in All-State Choral Conference - workshops and concerts

Ridgeview High 1/6/2018 Columbia, SC ROTC To attend Orienteering Competition
Ridgeview High 1/26-27, 2018 Florida A & M, Tallahassee, FL ROTC

Cadets will be visiting the Museum of Florida History and will be competing at the NJROTC Area 7 Drill Meet hosted my FAMU



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
January 2018 - Student Travel.pdf