6036 District Sponsorship of National and International Competitions

6036 District Sponsorship of National and International Competitions

The school district may provide the use of and fuel for a school district vehicle(s) in transporting a qualifying student(s) and sponsor(s) to a national or international competition for approved school activity groups or programs. For the 2016-2017 year and subsequent years, unless amended by the board, approved groups and programs include and are restricted to FFA, SkillsUSA, Speech, and National History Day. Additional groups or programs wishing to be considered under this provision must apply directly to the board six months prior to the date of the anticipated national or international competition. The board reserves the right to approve or deny any application.

Other sponsor expenses for approved groups or programs: The district may pay travel and other reasonably related expenses for a school district sponsor(s) to accompany the qualifying student or students if sponsor attendance is required or deemed necessary for supervision.

Other student expenses for approved groups or programs: All associated costs of attendance (meals, airline tickets, entry fees, etc.), except as provided for in the first paragraph of this policy, are the responsibility of the student(s) and will not be funded by the school district.  

Travel requests shall be submitted to the activities director on the appropriate district form 40 days prior to, or as soon as possible, to the anticipated competition date. When possible, out-of-state and/or overnight travel requests shall be approved in advance by the board of education. In the event the board is not able to meet before a decision needs to be made, the superintendent is authorized to make a decision per the terms of this policy.

Adopted on: June 13, 2016

Revised on: ___________________________

Reviewed on: ________________________