• Field Trips

General Information 2022 - 2023

  • Field trips are paid $26.70/hour in 15-minute increments after the first hour, 14 hours/day max.

    Field trips are subject to a 1 hour minimum on school days and a 3 hour minimum on non-school days.

    One-way trips should be paid for round trip time and miles.  A minimum of at least ONE (1) or THREE (3) hours for each.

    Mileage is paid round trip at the rate of $0.70/mile.

    As a general rule, field trips are scheduled between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM on regular school days.  Please try and avoid scheduling trips on Early Release Days.  

    NOTE: Groups must leave the destination site in enough time to have the bus back to the school at the confirmed return time.  Buses that return late after 1:30 PM from a field trip impact the timeliness of the PM Home-to-School Services. 


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    Visit the Common Carriers / Tour Companies webpage for more information.

Field Trips Notice for End of School Year

  • Since the beginning of the school year, on the DCPS Transportation website, TBI SharePoint site and any field trip TBI documents the following information is posted:

    NOTE:  To ensure transportation services for senior events, graduation and end of year dismissals, Elementary and Middle school field trips will end on May 19, 2023.  No Exceptions.

    With the approval of the Commencement Schedule, we will begin discussions with the Field Trip Coordinators of both STA and Durham to block off these times for senior events and graduation support.  

    This does not apply to the Common Carriers and does not display with the Common Carrier information.  However, if an Elementary or Middle school planned a field trip after May 19, 2023, they will need to use a Common Carrier, which are listed on the transportation site using the Common Carrier approved list.  

    Only DCPS employees will be able to access and view the files:  


Contacting the Bus Companies

Location Beaches / Arlington Southside / Mandarin Northside / Core City Westside
Bus Contractor: Student Trans. of America (STL) Durham School Services Student Trans. of America (STN) Student Trans. of America (STP)
Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 904.720.2177 904.731.4150 904.723.4352 904.661.2370
Dispatch / Emergency Hours 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 904.720.2177 904.731.4150 904.723.4352 904.661.2370
General Manager Tammy Taylor Edward Pearl Jason Haywood Olan Valmyr
After Hours 904.718.2539 904.252.1517 904.510.4266 904.456.3622
Athletics, Field Trips, ASA, Team-Up, etc… 904.874.6440 904.305.3072 904.496.6866 904.760.2092
Trip Coordinator dedicated email: duval.trips@rideSTA.com DuvalFT@durhamschoolservices.com JaxNorth@rideSTA.com JaxWest@rideSTA.com