Never allow a teacher or a school employee to plan a trip or a tour. This may sound harsh, but in the event of a severe accident, a disaster or a serious student injury, everyone involved in planning that trip will be named in a lawsuit that could end your career and change your life forever. In our litigious society, it takes very little for an angry parent to bring a lawsuit down upon the school, the district, the administrator and the teacher or employee who planned the trip. Don’t risk your career on a task that is best left to professionals who carry all of the right insurance and safety requirements. The chance to save a few dollars is simply not worth the risk of self-planning a trip for students.
NEVER ALLOW A SELF-PLANNED TRIP. Call the Student and Youth Travel Association, the National Tour Association or the American Bus Association and speak to a professional concerning this matter. All will advise against the practice of “Do It Yourself” trip planning.