The State Board of Education (22 PA Code Section 11.26) provides that upon receipt of a written request from the parents of pupil involved in an educational tour or trip, the pupil may be excused from school attendance to participate in an educational tour provided during the school term at the
expense of the parents, when such tour or trip is evaluated by the district’s superintendent as educational. The written request should be submitted to the principal by the parents/legal guardians prior to a tour or trip, and will indicate:
1. the date(s) of the tour or trip
2. the destination of the tour or trip
3. the adult supervision to be provided
4. the educational value of the tour or trip
After receiving approval to be excused from school for the tour or trip, it is the responsibility of the student to see all teachers in advance for assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all assignments and present them to the teachers the day the student returns to class. Furthermore, it is recommended that these tours or family trips not be taken during final examination periods.
A form requesting tour approval is available in the High School Office and on here on this webpage for your convenience. A total maximum of 10 days will be permitted to be used as excused absences. After the maximum of 10 days each day will be considered as an illegal.