Request a Trip (Field, Athletic, Activity)

  • This information is for all Bismarck Public Schools teachers and administrators. Field Trips, Athletic, and Activity trips are submitted through the Infofinder le program and must be entered at least TEN (10) school days prior to the trip.
     
    All field trips:
    • Cannot be scheduled to leave a school before 9:00 a.m.
    • Must be completed and the bus be back to the school by 2:30 p.m.
    These times are necessary so that the buses can complete their morning routes and be on time to leave the schools for their afternoon routes.
     
     
    Questions? Call Kathy Knudson at 323-4500.

Field Trip Information

    • The Transportation Department is requiring that all trips be put into Infofinder le a minimum of ten (10) school days in advance.
    • Current rate for in-town trips is $67.63 per hour per bus with a 1½ hour minimum charge.
    • Field trips that are 30 miles or more one way from the school are charged a current rate of $2.59 per mile per bus.
    • Coach buses through Harlow’s are charged a current rate of $3.64 per mile per bus. Charges may also include cost of second driver and rental car.
    • The charges are subject to change dependent upon fuel prices.
    • Charges may also include meals, lodging, tolls, etc.
    • ALL out of State or Country trips MUST be approved by the appropriate Assistant Superintendent.
    • Schools/Teams/Activities will be responsible for putting trips into InfoFinder le.
    • If a coach type bus is requested, the group requesting the bus will pay the price difference between it and a regular or activity bus.
    • All buses, both BPS and Harlow's, are subject to availability.
    • Transportation is for coaches, team members, and student managers only. Family members ARE NOT ALLOWED due to insurance issues.
    • All field trips:
      • Cannot be scheduled to leave a school before 9:00 a.m.
      • Must be completed and the bus be back to the school by 2:30 p.m.
      These times are necessary so that the buses can complete their morning routes and be on time to leave the schools for their afternoon routes.

    Coaches/Teachers, not drivers, are responsible for the actions of the student participants. If a driver asks a student to stop doing something, it will be the responsibility of the coaches/teachers to make certain the request is followed.