• SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109


    POLICY

    FIELD TRIPS

     
    Because of Act 372, field trips may be scheduled only if tax revenues are not used. Consequently, field trips may be scheduled if financed by school related organizations such as PTA, Band Parents, Touchdown Club, etc. When appropriate, participating students may also contribute to the cost of field trips.

    Act 372 provides as follows:
    “When provision is made by a Board of School Directors
    for the transportation of public school pupils to and from
    such schools or to and from any point in the Commonwealth
    in order to provide field trips as herein provided, the Board
    of School Directors shall also make identical provisions for
    the free transportation of pupils who regularly attend non-
    public kindergarten, elementary and high schools not operated
    for profit to and from schools or to and from any points in the
    Commonwealth in order to provide field trips as herein provided.”

    Note:
    All field trip requests should be submitted to the principal’s office
    at least four weeks in advance of designated trip. THE DISTRICT
    OFFICE MUST HAVE A THREE WEEK MINIMUM NOTICE TO
    FACILITATE TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULING.




    Adopted by the School Board September 8, 1975
    Amended by the School Board December 15, 1978
    Amended by the School Board August, 1989
    Amended by the School Board November 23, 1998
    Amended by the School Board August 26, 2002

     
     

     
     
     
    SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109

    FIELD TRIP REQUEST

     
     
    School/grade level _______________ Date submitted ___________ Teacher(s)______________________

    Date & address of study trip ________________________________________________________________

    Accompanying students on buses: Number of teachers _____________ Number of chaperones ___________

    Vehicle Type (Circle one): School Bus Coach Bus Van
    (For coach trips only: attach directions and a specific itinerary with time guide to this form)

    Number of vehicles ____________ Number of students ____________

    Wheelchair accommodations ______ ______ Ambulatory challenged ______ _____
    Yes No Yes No

    Study trip departure time & departure location ___________________________________________________

    Pickup time & location from study trip site _____________________________________________________

    Return time to School _____________________

    Will the vehicles be needed for more than trip drop off and pickup (Example: Will bus be utilized to provide transportation to a restaurant for lunch, etc?) • Yes • No (If yes, provide itinerary)

    Please state the correlation of the field trip activity to the curriculum (denote standards that are addressed)

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    Describe pre/post field trip activities___________________________________________________________

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    _________________________________  ______________       Approved ____  Disapproved ____
    Principal                                                                  Date

    _________________________________  ______________      Approved ____   Disapproved ____
    Assistant Superintendent                                   Date