Policy 6520 – Field/Co-curricular Trips

A field/co-curricular trip is an extension of the classroom/co-curricular experience.  Trips should be considered an expansion or enrichment of the regular curriculum.  One day trips within Wisconsin that are related to specific curricular or co-curricular objectives and provide educational enrichment for participating students must be approved by the building principal. Overnight and out of state trips must be approved by the Assistant Superintendent/designee. To be educationally beneficial, a field trip/co-curricular trip requires thoughtful selection, careful advance preparation of the class/activity group, and a plan to assist students in assimilating the experience during and after the conclusion of the trip.

As it pertains to International Educational Tours, the Superintendent of Schools/designee must give written approval to a teacher to take District students on an international educational tour.  No District resources, including personnel, will be committed to an international educational tour that has not been approved.

 All district rules and student handbook policies are in force and need to be adhered to while on co-curricular trips.

LEGAL REF.:  Wisconsin Statutes

  • Sections 118.13 [Student discrimination prohibited]
  • 120.13 [Board power to do all things reasonable for the cause of education]
  • 121.54(7) [Extracurricular transportation]


  • 3280, Student Fees
  • 3340, Monies in School Buildings
  • 3511, Transportation
  • 3514, Use of Privately Owned Vehicles to Transport Students
  • 5110, Equal Educational Opportunity/Discrimination Complaint
  • 5132, Motor Vehicles
  • 5430, Student Conduct and Discipline
  • 5531, Emergency Care
  • 5534, Medication
  • 6700, Extracurricular Activities and Programs
  • 6730, Social Events/Student Reward Trips
  • Classroom Code of Conduct
  • Teaching and Learning Practices and Forms




  • September 14, 1999
  • January 29, 2002
  • December 14, 2004
  • July 24, 2012
  • March 25, 2014