Field Trips FAQ

Q: How do I request a NPS bus for my field trip?

A: Submit your request to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/ZsgkLrDkrwzvWzFo7

Once you have completed every section, OPT staff will notify you of availability and next steps. Please remember that all field trips have to be entered into PeopleSoft, please submit your request with ample time to enter into the system.

Q: How do I get a field trip destination added to PeopleSoft?

A: Send an email to OPT@nullnps.k12.nj.us, copy Dottie Croner at d1croner@nullnps.k12.nj.us with the name of destination and the name of the city where the trip is located.

Q: Can I make changes to my field trip, i.e. time or destination?

A: Changes can only be made via PeopleSoft. School Bus Contractors of NBOE Omnibus Operators, or OPT Central Office staff are unable to make modifications to field trips after the trip has been approved in PeopleSoft.

Q: How do I know there is a bus assigned for the field trip?

A: A second approval in Peoplesoft is required. Once approved in PeopleSoft from OPT go into the bus form and click on comments to retrieve bus information.

Q: How do I cancel a bus for a field trip that has been approved and booked?

A: If vendor transportation is arranged, call the bus company to cancel the bus, get the name of the person you spoke to and send an email to opt@nullnps.k12.nj.us and Dottie Croner for notification of the cancellation. Please do not call OPT to cancel vendor provided buses. Please notify the school bus contractor directly.

Q: What step should I take when I receive an email to request an increase a requisition for a field trip?

A: Access PeopleSoft and edit your bus form to reflect the cost you were given in the email from OPT to increase costs.