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School Board of Clay County
March 5, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
C8 - K-12 Academic Services Out of State and Overnight 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 Trips Details

School Date Destination Group Purpose
Clay High 5/9-10, 2020 Disney Springs Resort, Orlando, FL Chorus Students will perform and/or observe performances of various types to compare/contrast and analyze different styles of performance.

Fleming Island High

2/14-15, 2020 USF National Ocean Science Bowl Team Students will demonstrate their mastery of marine and oceanic science in a quiz bowl type competition against other Florida High Schools.

Fleming Island High

3/18-21, 2020 Tampa, FL Thespian Troupe Educational workshops in music, dance, acting, theatre, career development and communication skills.
Keystone Heights High 4/2-5, 2020 Orlando, FL Key Club Students have an opportunity for leadership training and working collaboratively with students from the State of Florida to create community service projects.
Keystone Heights High 4/2-4, 2020 Kissimmee, FL Varsity Softball Team Softball Tournament
Middleburg High 3/6-7, 2020 Douglas, GA NJROTC Drill team qualified to compete in Area 12 Championship.
Middleburg High 1/6-13, 2020 Gainesville, GA NJROTC Leadership Academy.
Middleburg High 7/11-13, 2020 UCF JV/V Cheer Cheer Camp
Middleburg High 2/14-15, 2020 Panama City, FL Girls Weightlifting FHSAA State
Oakleaf High 2/1/20 South Effingham High School, GA NJROTC Drill meet, leadership team work.
Orange Park High 3/6-7, 2020 Douglas, GA NJROTC Area 12 Drill Championship
Ridgeview High 2/2-4, 2020 Tallahassee, FL FBLA FBLA leadership opportunities.
Ridgeview High 4/1-4, 2020 Key West, FL NJROTC To visit Naval Air Station Key West.
Academic Services 3/24-27, 2020 Lakeland, FL State Science Fair Students will take part in the State Science & Engineering Fair and communicate the results of their experimentation.


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
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March 2020 - Student Travel.pdf