School trips: reimbursement

A school trip is a teaching in another place, i.e. it is a school event that allows a direct view and discussion of topics relevant to teaching. They are prepared and reprocessed. It is also intended to promote social coexistence in a class. If students do not take part in a school trip, they attend classes of another class or course or other school event during this time. For school trips such as school trips and school hiking days, the costs for the students must in principle be borne by them themselves or by their parents. If the cost contributions cannot be paid, there are several ways to support them: In some cases, a support association of the school or another sponsor can cover the costs. If a tour operator offers a free place, the tour group may decide to use it for the student concerned. For those receiving unemployment benefit II or social benefit, social assistance, a child supplement or housing benefit, the costs of multi-day school trips may be covered. A claim may also exist if the child or his parents do not otherwise receive any of the mentioned social benefits, but cannot meet the requirements for school travel. Parents must give a written consent for their child's participation in the class trip, which is also considered a promise of payment for the costs. With the written consent, the child is registered for the class trip. Therefore, the costs must be paid (proportionately) even if the child becomes ill before the school trip and stays at home or returns earlier.

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Duration of school trips at a glance: Lessons/school walks = one day of instruction Class trips in primary school = max. 3 calendar days Class and course trips by the way = max. 5 calendar days