DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. Dobbs Ferry eighth graders will be taking a field trip to Washington D.C. in April after the board of education approved the trip at a recent meeting. The trip was approved unanimously as the board agreed the trip would be a strong learning opportunity.
Although visions of the White House come to mind, the board was unsure if a field trip of the landmark would be in the plans just yet.
Visits to the White House are a very restrictive kind of activity, said Dobbs Ferry Superintendent Lisa Brady.
The field trip will have students visiting the Newseum , a journalism newspaper museum in D.C., along with the Holocaust museum as the school district hopes to visit as many educational events as possible.
The trips over the years have morphed into a more minds-on trip [rather than just a fun trip], Brady said.
Although a $100 pocket money expense is suggested for students attending the trip, the board said that it was not required because all meals are covered.
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