Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
March 7, 2019 - Regular School Board Meeting
C8 - 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
Wilkinson Junior 4/12-15, 2019 Orlando, FL FCCLA Regional winners advancing to State competitions.
Clay High 4/11-14, 2019 Atlanta, GA Show Choir Participate in music choral festivals. 
Fleming Island High 2/7-8, 2019 Panama City Bch, FL Girls Weightlifting State Weightlifting meet. (Qualified for competition after submission deadline for February's board meeting approval.)
Fleming Island High 3/20-23, 2019 Tampa, FL Thespian Troupe Students have qualified to perform at the State Thespian Festival. 
Fleming Island High 3/15-16, 2019 Powder Springs, GA NJROTC

Supports NJROTC academics/teams

Middleburg High 3/2/19 Douglas, GA NJRTOC Drill Team Area 12 Championship
Middleburg High 3/15-16, 2019 Powder Springs, GA NJROTC Academic Team Area 12 Championship
Orange Park Junior 5/4-7, 2019 Tallahassee, FL Clay History Fair Academic Competition.  Students will defend analysis and conclusions of historical research.
Fleming Island High 3/15-16, 2019 Ellenwood, GA NJROTC Drone Team Support NJROTC STEM Curriculum.
Keystone Heights High 4/4-6, 2019 Kissimmee, FL Varsity Softball Team Kissimmee Klassic Tournament
CTE 3/5-6, 2019 Tallahasssee, FL Clay County Emerging Ag Leaders

Clay County 4-H & FFA members will travel to the State Capitol to learn about the legislative process, ag. industry issues, and state government.  

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
March 2019 - Student Travel.pdf