This Permission and Release is made and given by the undersigned who certify to be the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) (“Parent”), on the date entered below, of the following minor child: (“Student”). In consideration of the acceptance and approval of Student’s application for entry and participation in the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services (“Sweetwater BOCES”) Summer Program, and in further consideration of the Student’s participation in the related events or activities, to be conducted and sponsored by Sweetwater BOCES during its program of the year of 2020, the undersigned individually and as parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the Student hereby:
1. Grants permission for Student to participate in the above named program and irrevocably releases, waives, holds harmless and discharges Sweetwater BOCES, its Board of Trustees, officers, employees, instructors, agents, servants and owners and lessees of premises from any and all liability to the Parent and/or Student, for any and all claims, causes or action, loss or damage, and any damages resulting therefrom, on account of any injury to person or property, including injury resulting in death, whether caused by the negligence or carelessness of Sweetwater BOCES or other sponsors or promoters of such program while the Student is participating in the program.
2. Acknowledges and fully understands that each Student may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious accident or injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic loss and harm might result not only from participant’s action, inaction, or negligence but also from the actions, inactions, or negligence of others, the rules and nature of the program, the condition of the premises, and any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known or reasonable foreseeable at the time or before any incident causing injury.
3. Knowing the risk inherent in this program, nevertheless, Parent hereby assumes all the foregoing risks and Parent accepts personal responsibility for the damages following any injury, disability or death to the Student. Parent understands and agrees that this waiver, release and assumption of risks is binding upon heirs, next of kin, administrators, and assigns.
4. Understands and agrees that Parent and Student will adhere to the provisions of Sweetwater BOCES Board Policy #VI-6-B which states the following: “Field trips sponsored by SBOCES require students to remain with the class the entire trip. Parents are welcome, with the approval of the instructors, to travel with the group and assist as chaperones. Students may not travel separately to a field trip location nor may they leave the group at the field trip location.”
The undersigned has read or become familiarized with the above and understands that he or she has given up substantial rights by signing this waiver and release and signs it knowingly, voluntarily and without any coercion or duress.