|The School Board of Miami-Dade County|
|Bylaws & Policies|
|Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.|
8640 - TRANSPORTATION FOR FIELD AND OTHER DISTRICT-SPONSORED TRIPS
Regular or special-purpose school vehicles shall be used for transportation on field and other District-sponsored trips. These vehicles shall be owned or approved by the District and driven by approved drivers.
School-sponsored trips involving students traveling by air must be with a Federal Aviation Administration certified air carrier.
School-sponsored trips involving students traveling by ship must be with a carrier certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.
School-sponsored trips involving students traveling by train must be with a carrier certified by the Federal Railroad Administration.
School-sponsored out-of-state trips involving students traveling by bus must be with a carrier certified by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety; local and intrastate trips involving students traveling by bus must comply with Florida law and School Board policies.
All field trips shall be supervised by members of the staff. Any time students are in the vehicle, at least one (1) staff member or chaperone is also expected to ride in the vehicle to supervise students upon return to the District and while they are waiting for rides home.
All students are expected to ride in the approved vehicle to and from each activity. A special request must be made to the principal by the parent, in writing or in person, to allow an exception.
District students not affiliated with the trip activity, nondistrict students, and/or children of preschool age shall not be permitted to ride on the trip vehicle.
No student is allowed to drive on any trip. An exception may be made by the principal on an individual basis provided the student has written parental permission.