6145.6 - Travel and Exchange Programs
Today's rapidly changing world demands knowledge of the culture of people everywhere. It is the Board's desire that the public schools should expand the walls of the classroom to enable students to develop perspective of the cultural similarities as well as the differences of people in other lands. The Board feels that the experiences in which our students will participate will have positive impact on them during their formative years and produce the necessary skills to make successful group living a continuing process when the students return. Consequently, the schools will explore opportunities independently or in cooperation with recognized, reputable agencies to offer our pupils the study of comparative cultures abroad both during the regular school year and during the summer months.
The school staff, under the direction of the administration, shall take all reasonable and prudent steps to safeguard the physical and educational welfare of participating students. Each such student shall be given guidance in setting up educationally sound variations in his/her school program to enable him/her to participate and shall be counseled as to the obligations in fulfilling them. The administration may place restrictions upon a student's participation when in the staff's judgment his/her welfare requires it. Student participation in all cases shall be on a voluntary basis.
Revised: July 13, 1998
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