Due to Covid-19, funding for field trip transportation is currently suspended

Welcome to Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning provides transportation funding for field trips for Windham County, Connecticut public schools traveling to designated non-profit educational and cultural institutions.

About Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning is a pilot program that seeks to understand if providing funding for transportation will increase access to out-of-classroom learning experiences.

In its first year, during the 2018-2019 school year, Wheels to Learning funded over $20,000 of transportation grants benefitting approximately 4,300 students. These grants were provided to 25 schools for 57 different field trips to seven educational venues.

For the 2019-2020 school year, three new field trip destinations were added to the program. As knowledge about Wheels to Learning has grown, requests for funding increased significantly until the Covid-19 crisis closed schools and field trip activity ceased. Before the pandemic shutdown, $7,200 was granted to 11 schools that took 19 fieldtrips to six venues, providing nearly 1,100 children with enriching cultural and educational experiences.

Last updated October 2020

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