Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
June 27, 2019 - Regular School Board Meeting
C7 - 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
Fleming Island High 5/24-27, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Debate/Speech Group This trip is the result of a student placing first in many of the Congressional Debate Tournaments in the St. Augustine Catholic Forensic League Tournament.  (The time of this request is due to the question of the student's recovery from surgery in April 2019. The doctor has given her clearance.) 
Middleburg High 7/22-24, 2019 Orlando/Haynes City, FL FFA

Students on FFA Officer Team participate in team building and leadership workshops.

Middleburg High 8/23-24, 2019 Orlando, FL FFA Chapter President & Vice Presidents attend Florida FFA's Chapter President Conference led by State Officers to learn how to be the best leaders for the Chapter.
Middleburg High 9/6-7, 2019 Ocala, FL Girls Cross Country Cross Country Meet
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, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction;; (904) 652-3066
Financial Impact
Review Comments
July 2019 (June 27, 2019) - Student Travel.pdf