Fundraising and scheduling school trips

The board was brought into this conversation when we suddenly had multiple trips and fundraising activities going on at the same time. We’d like to find out how other schools deal with this. Who has the final say on class trips? Do you have a minimum number of students that have to sign up? Do all trips require some personal funding by parents? Who is in charge of the fundraising activities – the teacher, the advisor, the parent group? Do you “Loan” the trip funds from the school budget? Can fundraising go beyond the time the trip was scheduled?

Any other information or process/policy you have at your school would be very helpful. We are now trying to sort things out and come up with a plan for the next school year and would like to do it in a pro-active, curriculum focused, positive student experience way – if possible!! Thanks –

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