The Putnam County Board of Education supports the use of instructional field trips to enhance the educational objectives of the school. A field trip is defined as planned curricular or extracurricular experiences for students directly related to and correlated with a specific unit of study or specialized function of the school. All competitions shall be considered as field trips. Field trips are recognized as a viable means of providing educational opportunities that would not otherwise be available. The superintendent shall develop procedures regarding requests and approval of all field trips.