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Field Trip Information

Field Trip Information

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Field trip information


  • Field trip bus rates are set at $41.46 per hour and $3.33 per mile

  • $100 Cancellation fee if bus is not cancelled at least 24 hours prior to departure

  • 7 passenger van use is $40 use per trip and $.57 per mile.

  • Van use must be cleared with the Transportation office prior to putting it into Transtraks

  • $50 cancellation fee if van is not cancelled at least 24 hours prior to departure

General Information

  • Submit all requests on the TransTraks electronic request form

  • Please Make sure to fill the request out completely with all arrival and departure times along with student, teacher and chaperone counts

  • If you have a long out of town trip with multiple stops please include an itinerary.  Any additional stops for a trip must be included with the trip request or the additional stops may be denied

  • Bus capacity is 60 passengers(students, staff and chaperones all together for high school and middle school trips) and 70 passengers(students, staff and chaperones all together for elementary school)

  • Transportation has the right to add buses if they think the bus will be over crowded or go over capacity

  • Trips that require an overnight stay or are extensive in time may require accommodations for the driver, which must be arranged for and paid by the requesting party

  • MPUSD Transportation must deny your trip before you can contract an outside agency

Bus Requests

  • All trip request Pick up time must be no earlier than 9 am, unless you have contacted Transportation for a special request and it has been approved.

  • All trips must return and be back to the SCHOOL SITE no later than 1:45 pm.  Bus Drivers can not miss their afternoon pick ups, unless you have made a special request which Transportation has been approved.

  • Wednesday Field trips students must be picked up no earlier than 9 am, but must return to school by 12pm.

  • Wednesday Field trips also have the option of being picked up at the school at 3pm and returning at whatever time in the evening.

  • Field trips are assigned to the drivers every Thursday for the next week of trips.  Any scheduling changes must be requested to the Field Trip Dispatcher before Thursday the week prior or they may be denied.  This includes any additional stops.  Drivers are strictly prohibited from making stops not already approved and specified on the trip request!


  • The mileage for weekday trips between 9-1:45 are charged from school site back to the school site.

  • Weekend trip mileage and hours will still be billed from the Bus yard back to the Bus yard

  • Please make sure you have a listed budget string on your trip.  If the cost of the trip is being covered by another site, department, agency or organization, do not attach a budget string, but please note and provide the specific contact and billing information.

NOTE: Certain dates and periods will be blacked out due to scheduling issues and program demands on Transportation, for example the last week of the school year.  No trips will be accepted.  We will update the black out dates as we have more information.