New Your State School Boards Association

How BOCES ensure field trips are worthwhile and make them more affordable for school districts

On Board Online • September 18, 2017

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

Field trips were one of the first budget lines to hit the chopping block when school funding tightened during the latest recession.

While they weren't viewed as a frill, field trips were among a handful of non-mandated items that districts could eye for trimming during tough times.

Among school districts that answered a 2010 NYSSBA statewide survey asking how they were responding to New York's state budget crisis, 65 percent expected to trim or eliminate field trips to help balance their budgets.

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Cover Climate change is one hot topic. Learn why that is -- and what educators can do to teach it effectively -- in NYSSBA’s latest research report, When Politics Enters the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change in Schools.

The report provides a political and economic context to an often divisive subject and offers school leaders and educators pedagogical and professional development best practices.


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