6153.1 Policy

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of

Policy 6153.1


Instructional Services - Field Trips - Sleeping and Overnight Arrangements

Any parish or school activity that includes an overnight stay for youth age 18 and under, must comply with the following rules:

  1. Male and female leaders/chaperons are required to have separate sleeping facilities.  Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilities are available.
  2. Male and female students/children will not share the same sleeping facilities.
  3. No students/children may stay in the same sleeping facilities of an adult, other than his/her parent or guardian.
  4. All leaders/chaperons must be at least 21 years of age and have completed all requirements according to Child Protection Policy.
  5. The ratio of students/children to adult chaperons should be one adult to every ten students.  Young children, grade 2 or lower, one adult for every seven or eight children might be considered.

Adopted:                    July 6, 1999

Revised:                      March 24, 2009

The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

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