Fairfield, CA - Each year, the Governing Board approves a School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for each school in the district. The development and execution of these plans include the input, feedback, approval and monitoring of educational partners such as parents, teachers, and classified staff. These educational partners determine how their state and federal taxpayer dollars will be spent to support students at their schools.
Field trips and experiential learning are essential to students’ growth and development. These experiences are often budgeted and included in the SPSAs. To date, the district has expended $269,413 dollars on field trips and transportation. In total, over one million dollars, $1, 075,000, is designated in the 2022-2023 school year for field trips, camps, and other out-of-the-classroom activities. These exciting experiences range from trips to the San Francisco Exploratorium to attending the Folsom Jazz Festival.
Additionally, FSUSD purchased vehicles for Career Technical Education (CTE) classes and are used for local field trips related to the various CTE programs offered throughout the district. These vehicles and field trips are above and beyond what is outlined in the schools’ SPSAs.
Parent clubs and booster clubs also see the value in providing students with additional experiences. These clubs and organizations often prioritize their funding efforts to support additional field trips for students.
For more information regarding funding for student field trips, community members and parents can contact a local school site administrator.