EXCITING NEWS FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS IN REGION 10 AND 11! Announcing the George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund

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The George W. Bush Foundation, with generous support from CFP Foundation, has established a fund to provide free transportation for qualifying school groups to visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Funds to reimburse the costs of transportation are currently available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to Title I Schools in Texas ESC Regions 10 and 11. Funds are limited. To apply for funds, teachers will need to verify they meet the eligibility criteria outlined below and include the Transportation Fund Request Form when they submit their completed Field Trip Request Form.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The school receiving the funds must be a K-12 school located in a Texas ESC Region 10 or 11 district.
  • The school receiving the funds must be a Title I School for the year in which the field trip is completed.
  • The requesting teacher and school principal must sign the request form.
  • Schools may not request reimbursement for more than 2 buses per academic year.
  • The purpose of the trip to the Library must be educational. You will be required to document this on the Evaluation and Request for Reimbursement.

 

Please note the following additional guidelines placed upon the funds:

  • To maximize the benefit to students, we expect each bus you bring will be full.
  • Funds will be used to reimburse expenses only; no advances will be given.
  • Funds may only be used to cover the cost of transportation; substitute teacher fees and bus driver lunches will not be covered.
  • Funds may not be used to rent charter buses.
  • Reimbursement of funds will not exceed the estimated expense provided by the school.

If you meet these requirements and are ready to plan your trip, please proceed to the next section to learn more about how to book your field trip!

Please Note: A request for funds does NOT guarantee reimbursement. If you are awarded funds, you will receive a Student Transportation Fund confirmation letter with your Field Trip confirmation. If all funds have been allocated for the year or your request is denied, you will also receive notice.

Are You Ready to Book Your 2013-2014 Field Trip?
How to Book a Field Trip

To book a field trip to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, please visit: http://georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/en/Teachers/Planning-a-Field-Trip.aspx. On this page you will find information about waived admission fees, guidelines for visitors, the Transportation Fund, and the downloadable Field Trip Request Form. When you have your dates ready, please complete the Field Trip Request Form at least one month prior and fax or email it to (214)346-1699 or Bush43Visitors@nara.gov. If you are applying for the George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund, please include the Transportation Fund Request Form in this submission.

If you would like to join the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s Education Listserv, please send a request with your email address in the body text to Bush43Education@nara.gov.

 

 

Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Terry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked on elementary and high school campuses as well as central administration. Ms. Roper has experience dealing with English language learners of all levels and works closely with the Region 10 Literacy Team. Terry loves dealing with literacy and information dissemination and talking about book stuff!

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