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School Board of Clay County
September 5, 2019 - Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 Budget
C9 - 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 11/8-9, 2019 Upson Lee HS NJROTC Supports NJROTC Air Rifle Marksmanship Training.
Fleming Island High 6/15-20, 2020 Camp Blanding NJROTC Supports NJROTC Basic Leadership Training.
Fleming Island High 6/6-13, 2020 Gainesville, GA NJROTC Supports NJROTC Leadership Training.
Middleburg High 9/27-29, 2019 Camp Blanding NJROTC Orienteering Team Training
Middleburg High 9/6-7, 2019 Ocala, FL Boys/Girls Cross Country Teams

Athletic Event (Received signed form 7/18/19 after submission deadline for August board meeting approval.)

Ridgeview High 9/7, 2019 Cairo, GA NJROTC

To compete in Cairo Triathlon

Ridgeview High 3/21-28, 2020 Spain, Barcelona, Madrid Band Students will learn about the Spanish culture and how it affects their music and the history of their music by visiting museums, cathedrals, and immersing in the Spanish environment. 
Ridgeview High 9/27-29, 2019 Camp Blanding NJROTC

To participate in orienteering training. 

Ridgeview High 3/19-23, 2020 Orlando, FL FCCLA Members will compete against FCLLA members from around that state.  
Wilkinson Junior High 8/30-31, 2019 Daytona, FL FFA

Students will participate in leadership training.  They will develop themselves as public speakers.

WIlkinson Junior High 6/15-19, 2020 Orlando, FL FFA Students will apply what they have learned in the classroom in a competitive setting.  They will interact with industry leaders through an expo.
WIlkinson Junior High 10/15/19 Sunbelt Ag Expo FFA Students will apply their knowledge of Agriculture tools, implements, and farm animals.  
Clay High 9/6-7, 2019 Cairo HS, GA NJROTC NJROTC competition.
Oakleaf High 3/5-7, 2020 Orlando, FL Spanish Classes Spanish language competition.
Keystone Heights High 6/15-19, 2020 Orlando, FL FFA Students will learn leadership skills.  State Convention
Keystone Heights High 8/30-31, 2019 Orlando, FL FFA Students will learn leadership and citizenship skills.  Presidents Conference.
Keystone Heights High 10/30-11/2, 2019 Indianapolis, IN FFA

National FFA Convention.

Keystone Heights High 10/16/19 Moultrie, GA FFA Sunbelt Ag Expo.
Middleburg High 8/30-31, 2019 Daytona Beach, FL FFA Chapter Presidents Conference.  
Middleburg High 11/22-24, 2019 Powder Springs, GA NJROTC Brain Brawl Competition.
Middleburg High 11/2/19 Brunswick, GA NJROTC NJROTC Orienteering Meet.
Middleburg High 6/15-19, 2020 Orlando, FL FFA Students will attend leadership workshops and conferences which allows them to be trained and help our Chapter have a successful year.
Middleburg High 3/21-23, 2020 Haines City, FL FFA Students will gain knowledge of leadership opportunitites in the Ag/FFA field.  
Middleburg High 3/11-12, 2020 Haines City, FL FFA

State Contest to allow students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in horticulture class and after school practice.

Middleburg High 1/24-26, 2020 Haines City, FL FFA Students will gain knowledge of leadership opportunities in the Ag/FFA field.
Middleburg High 12/6-7, 2019 Florida State Fairgrounds Cheer State Competition.
Oakleaf High 11/13-16, 2019 Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL Thespians Senior college auditions and State Competitions and performances.
Oakleaf High 3/12-14, 2020 New Orleans, LA Band Student performances - US & Regional History.
Oakleaf Junior 8/30-31, 2019 Daytona, FL FFA Chapter Presidents Conference.
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
Sept 2019- Student Travel.pdf