Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
October 5, 2017 - Regular School Board Meeting
C8 - Approval of Out of County 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
Lakeside Junior High 5/5/2018 Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA Chorus & Band For the chorus and band students to hear quality musicians in a semi-professional setting so that they can listen and evaluate the pieces and broaden their knowledge of the music.  
Clay High 10/14/17 Blackshear, GA Band Marching Band Competition
Clay High 3/15-19/2018 Chicago, IL Band Travel to other cities, march in the St. Patrick's Day parade, represent Clay County and to attend other musical events in Chicago.  
Middleburg High 9/8-9/2017 Longwood, FL - Lyman HS Volleyball Volleyball Tournament
Middleburg High 1/12-14, 2018 Daytona Bch, FL Pony Express Dance Competition
Ridgeview High 11/4/17 Brunswick, GA ROTC

To attend Orienteering Competition



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
October 2017 - Student Travel.pdf