Just how closely do you read your school's field trip permission forms? Probably a lot more carefully after hearing this. After a tragic landslide during a fossil-hunting field trip last school year, the St. Louis Park School District in Minnesota is looking to limit its liability on future field trips, and is doing so by modifying parent permission slips. The form states that while the school will take “necessary precautions and plans for the care and supervision of students” during the field trip, “beyond this we will not hold the school or those supervising the trip responsible.” Some parents are concerned the school has put its bottom line ahead of their kids' welfare. What do you think? Would you still sign the form?
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