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19.01 When a teacher wishes to accompany a student group or team, that teacher shall apply to the School Board for written authorization to be absent from his or her normal place of employment for the duration of the excursion.

19.02 When a teacher is authorized by a Board to accompany a student travel group or team, the teacher shall suffer no loss of pay or benefits for the duration of the excursion.

19.03 Where necessary, a substitute teacher may be hired to teach any students remaining in the school who would normally be the responsibility of the teacher granted authorization under Clause 19.01.

19.04 Teachers authorized to travel with students, and who have received prior authorization to rent a vehicle, shall do so at Board expense, which shall include the cost of rental and insurance coverage. Teachers travelling by air on Board business shall have insurance coverage at Board expense.

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