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→ WebTrips Field Trip Request System
WebTrips: Field Trip Request System
Throughout the school year, buses are available for field trips during the hours of
9:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.,
which do not interfere with regular transportation programs. Buses are available after
on school days and are also available on weekends. Due to bell time modifications, it is imperative that buses arrive back to school no later than
Does your school need help with WebTrips? The Transportation Field Trip Unit staff will be happy to answer your questions. Please call (301) 444-8610 for assistance.
field trip rates for FY 2016 will be billed at $36.50 per hour and $1.70 per mile. MCPS budgeted trips, such as activity buses, interscholastic sports and grant trips, will be billed at $25.00 per hour and $1.20 per mile.
All trips will continue to have at least a mandatory 10-mile minimum deadhead mileage charge and a one-half hour refueling charge. Weekend and off-hour trips have one hour for deadhead time and refueling.
Please avoid billing errors by using the correct fund and trip category combination. Make sure that your trip category on the trip request matches the first 3 letters of the fund name.
Please help the Department of Transportation by entering and approving your school trip requests 10 days in advance. You need to call the Field Trip Unit for all trip requests entered with less than 10 days notice to make sure that the trip request is approved.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
MCPS Approved Carrier List:
You must log into "My MCPS", then check under "Additional Resources" and you will see a Bus icon for.
Office staff and hours
Black out dates
MCPS regulation on field trips
WebTrips mission statement and benefits
MCPS Bulletin Article on Georgia Cornell and the Field Trip Unit
Field Trip Rules
Trips can be requested any time other than morning and afternoon peak hour transportation times
Trips may be for distances up to 50 miles one way during school days
School day window for field trip operations is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trips must be requested ten days prior to the trip date
Each bus may carry a maximum of 55 passengers.