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Draft - NEW Student Field Trip Policy
Posted 9/2/19

Parents & Staff, please be aware of the new Student Field Trip policy that is being revised by the School Committee. According to RI State Lawn  and the Commissioner of Education, there are 3 permissible ways to fund field trips:

(1) Districts may budget funds for trips, so long as the trip is part of the instructional program and all students have the same ability to attend;

(2) Fundraising for trips is permissible to supplement district budgeted funds, so long as individual students do not have mandated fundraising targets that must be met as a requirement for participation; and

(3) Individuals may be charged fees for a trip, but only for trips that are not organized by the district using district resources, including district-funded staff time.