Dispatch will evaluate our resources in order to provide the trip. If the trip falls within the trip guidelines and resources are available, a trip will be arranged.
Trips on student contact days must fall within the hours of 9:15-2:00 or after 4:30.
(Effective as of September 1, 2021)
Hourly Rate: $102.71 per hour
BUSES and DRIVERS (TRIPS):
Bus Rate: $1.58 per mile Van Rate: $0.83 per mile Driver Hourly Rate: $47.11 per hour Driver Overtime Rate: $70.67 per hour
Meals and Lodging
Overnight trips generally incur costs for meals and lodging, according to the GSA per diem rates.
Drivers are to have a set schedule, including time off the clock, per Commercial Driver License requirements.
Drivers are paid from Transportation back to Transportation. Any trip in excess of 4½ hours entitles the driver to a duty-free meal period. Teachers and coaches are asked to work with drivers to establish a mutually agreeable time for the driver’s duty-free meal break that will not inhibit service to the school activity. No meal reimbursement is necessary; driver’s time is paid straight through in lieu of meal reimbursement with the exception of overnight trips. Field trips are restricted to specific travel times. Transportation Dispatch can help locate contract operators for needs during bus route hours.
When renting a bus, the parties understand their responsibility to assume costs of repairs in the event of damage.
Field Trip Rental Docs & Forms
Rates & Fees for External Customers
Application for Transportation Services
Bus Request Form
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