Spearfish School District 40-2
SPECIAL TRIP POLICY
From time to time, a student may be requested by a teacher or other District employee to drive his or her motor vehicle to or from a site off campus to attend a classroom activity, or may be requested by a teacher or other District employee to drive his or her motor vehicle to a site off campus to obtain supplies, etc. These trips are designated “Special Trips.” Student drivers may also be requested to transport other students to or from the Special Trip site.
All students participating in the Special Trip will be required to provide a release signed by the parent, and the student if 18 years of age or older. The release shall grant permission to participate in the Special Trip, both as a driver or as a passenger. The release will absolve the District of liability for any damages or action arising from the Special Trip. The release will constitute an agreement by the student driver to abide by this policy, to follow directions established by the District, to have a S.D. Driver’s license and minimum required motor vehicle insurance. Discipline for violation of the requirements stated in the Release may be imposed pursuant to school policy. The student vehicle and all carry on items, backpacks and purses in the student’s motor vehicle, whether belonging to the student driver or the student passenger are subject to search by the District at any time pursuant to the District’s search and seizure policies. Confirmed use of alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or prohibited drugs on the Special Trip will result in suspension or expulsion as provided in school district policy, and law enforcement may be contacted.
Adopted July 12, 2004
Revised April 14, 2008