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Field Trips

ONLINE FIELD TRIP REQUESTING (FOR INTERNAL REQUESTS ONLY)

Click here for online requesting. You will need to be set up with a Username and Password. Contact Jay McNamara if you have any questions.

Field Trip Pricing

The Transportation Department will make every effort to provide the necessary resources to fulfill Field Trip requests, however, equipment resources are limited. In the event in-district buses are not available, external charter companies will be used. Charter company pricing is considerably more expensive, sometimes up to three times as much. Sites and PTA groups should budget for the more expensive charter company in the event CUSD buses/drivers are unavailable.

CUSD School Bus Field Trip Pricing (In-District Customers) (3 hour minimum):

  • $55.00 per hour
  • $65.00 per hour for trips submitted to the Transportation Department less than 10 days prior to the day of the trip

CUSD School Bus Mountain/Overnight/Grad Nite Pricing (In-District Customers) (3 hour minimum):

NOTE: All trips will be booked as a remain; Mountain trips will be billed “dead” time, to the place of pick-up and back to the yard:

  • $65.00 per hour
  • $75.00 per hour for trips submitted to the Transportation Department less than 10 days prior to the day of the trip

OUT OF DISTRICT (Out -of District Customers) Field Trip Pricing (3 hour minimum) Contact the Trip Dispatcher for booking 949-234-9962:

  • $75.00 per hour
  • $85.00 per hour for trips submitted to the Transportation Department less than 10 days prior to the day of the trip

OUT OF DISTRICT (Out-of District Customers) Mountain/Overnight/Grad Nite Pricing (3 hour minimum):

NOTE: All trips will be booked as a remain

  • $85.00 per hour
  • $95.00 per hour for trips submitted to the Transportation Department less than 10 days prior to the day of the trip

CHARTER (Third Party Contractor)– Recliner/Coach style bus Field Trip Pricing (5 hour minimum):

  • Prices vary, please call or email the Transportation Trip Dispatcher for a quote. 234-9962

Charter buses sell out fast. Please book all requests as early as possible. Include your trip request with an email to *TRANS. Dispatch AND mdfigueroa@capousd.org

Field Trip and Dispatch Office

The Transportation Department fulfills thousands of requests for traditional field trips, athletic, health science courses, after school programs, tutorials and CBI trips for Special Education.

 

Although the Department must first meet home-to-school obligations, every effort will be made to provide support for field trip transportation. If District resources cannot meet school site demand, outside agencies will be solicited.

 

However, all transportation arrangements, including outside Charter Agency arrangements, must be facilitated through the      Transportation Office.

 

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A FIELD TRIP TO AN UNUSUAL LOCATION, OUTSIDE NORMAL HOURS, OR THAT REQUIRES SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION DIRECTLY AT 949-234-9972 OR VIA EMAIL USING

THE TRANS-DISPATCH GROUP.

Field Trip Requests - Important Information

All Transportation requests for trips must be:

  • Submitted via the COMPASS online request system. Follow the above link.
  • Late requests may be denied.
  • Complete and accurate. 
  • Submitted online with a complete and accurate SACS account code
  • Requests cannot be processed without a correct account code
  • Capacity limitations (School Bus): Elementary = 75 students per bus; Middle and High School = 65 students per bus. Charter Buses/Coach Style hold much less students 45-55
  • Trips must be scheduled to load at 8:45am or later and leave the destination by or before 1:00pm.
  • Depending on destination, the 1:00pm return time may have to be adjusted earlier, to make sure bus can return for home to school service
  • Trip Requests outside these schedule and capacity parameters may be accommodated on a case by case basis with approval by Transportation Director/Manager.

 

Web Based Field Trip Requests

Contact Field Trip Dispatcher

949-234-9962

TRANSDispatch@capousd.org

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