ERIC Number: ED158930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Out-of-School Experiences.
Queen's Univ., Kingston (Ontario). Science Resource Centre.
As a mechanism by which policy for out-of-school experiences is carried out, these guidelines developed for Bruce County Schools, Canada, in 1972-73 are intended to insure pupil safety and set forth teacher responsibility during educational outings and excursions for students of all levels. Included are administrative procedures for obtaining school approval for a variety of experiences, from walking trips in the neighborhood to overnight trips, and teacher responsibility for supervision and safety, encompassing planning, parent notification, first aid, minimum supervision ratios for different ages and kinds of trips, and requirements for water safety, canoeing, use of boats for field studies in science or geography, and other special skills or safety precautions. Under transportation, guidelines cover use of regular school vehicles, watercraft and aircraft, and automobiles. Responsibilities of volunteer drivers are briefly outlined, along with how out-of-school programs should be financed and what public relations efforts can be made both toward parents and the community at large. Appendices contain some direction for emergency situations, accident procedures, excerpts from the 1972 Public Health Act dealing with lifeguards, aquatic instructors, and water safety assistants, and the following forms: information letter to parents, permission letters, medical treatment consents. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queen's Univ., Kingston (Ontario). Science Resource Centre.