Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
January 8, 2019 - School Board Regular 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
Lake Asbury Junior 1/10-12, 2019 Tampa, FL Honor Band Join top musicians from throughout the State of Florida for a rigorous three days of rehearsing and performing.
Clay High 2/8-11, 2019 Orlando, FL Competitive Cheer National High School Cheerleading Championships
Clay High 12/8-9, 2018 Cartersville, GA NJROTC To compete in NJROTC A-12 Orienteering Championship
Fleming Island High 1/18-20, 2019 Anniston, AL NJROTC Team will be competing in the Area-12 Air Rifle Championship.  
Middleburg High 2/8-10, 2019 Orlando, FL Varsity Cheer

National Competition

Oakleaf High 3/1-3, 2019 Orlando, FL Dance Team Dancers will gain additional knowledge and application of movement elements, replicate, recall and retain movement sequences, and understand compositional knowledge.
Oakleaf High 1/11-13, 2019 Johnson City, TN Wrestling Team National Competition
Oakleaf High 2/22-24, 2019 Orlando, FL Dance Team National Championship
Ridgeview High 3/19-23, 2019 Tampa, FL Drama Club Students will be taking District pieces and competing at State level.


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
Jan 2019 - Student Travel.pdf