Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
June 7, 2018 - 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
Lake Asbury Junior 5/11-12, 2018 Bradenton, FL Boys Track

State Competition

Clay High 5/18-20, 2018 Charleston, SC NJROTC College visit to the Citidel and tour surrounding areas.
Clay High 8/1-2, 2018 Camp Blanding NJROTC NSI Summer Camp for NJROTC orientation.
Fleming Island High 5/25-28, 2018 Washington, DC Debate/Speech Group

This trip is the result of a student placing first in the Congressional Debate tournament in the District Championship.  It will help student improve her debate skills.

Fleming Island High 7/28-31, 2018 Wold Golf Village Dance Team Team conditioning, choreography, competition, and leadership training.
Keystone Heights High 6/9-15, 2018 Camp Shands NJROTC

Learning eadership skills/challenge each student in order to expand comfort zones and build leadership.

Keystone Heights High 8/4-11, 2018 Barbados NJROTC Cultural immersion, world history, geography, language, arts, military bearing, military skills, and physical fitness.
Orange Park High 12/29/18, 1/1/19 New Orleans, LA Band To perform in the Sugar Bowl halftime show and parade.
Secondary Education Department 5/13-18, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA International Science Fair Advancements in student experimental design and research.  


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
June 2018 - Student Travel.pdf