Seattle Public Schools

Risk Management

Field Trip Procedures

Field Trip Guidelines, Forms, and Resources

Field trips are an educationally sound and important component in the instructional and/or athletic programs of schools.

It is trip leader’s responsibility as the field trip facilitator to read the instructions and complete all the steps necessary.

The field trip procedures must be followed at all times when proposing, planning, leading, and completing a field trip that involves Seattle Public School students, staff, and community members.

Each field trip must be well planned beforehand and thoroughly evaluated after completion. The trip leader in charge of the group is responsible for the activity just as if it were conducted at school. All students within the class or school group must be given the opportunity to participate in the school trip.

Please note that fillable versions of the field trip forms are available to district employees. They are located on the MySPS risk management Forms page.

Field Trip Forms