Guidelines for Field Trips
Title I Funding
While field trips are allowed expenses for Title I funds, the guidelines are now more restrictive.
All field trips should relate to the needs outlined in the Needs Assessment.
All field trips must be aligned to one of the ten required components of the Title I Plan.
All trips must have a direct tie to the literacy (reading/writing) and/or math curriculum in efforts to improve AYP results in those areas.
Science and Social Studies are not allowable funding areas for Title I.
End-of-the-year field trips should be limited and must include the guidelines listed above.
Trips for students who take End of Grade tests (especially grade 5 and grade 8) should take place during the year for measurable impact on AYP.
Title I field trips may not be used as incentives or rewards for select groups of students.
Documentation for field trips should include the correlation to the Standard Course of Studies along with a description of pre- and post-activities.