Since 2003, EFA has provided bus transportation rebates to schools within the Kalamazoo RESA service area. The rebate program supports the participation of K-8 students and alternative education/special education students in high-quality arts and cultural field trips. The rebate program supports field trips for more than 20,000 students annually.
Rebate Program Eligibility
- Participating schools are responsible for paying only a flat rate of $25.00 per round-trip for each bus. The rebate program reimburses schools for the total cost of the trip minus the required $25.00 per bus contribution.
- The rebate applies only to school bus transportation. It does not cover parking expenses or transportation via cars or other personal vehicles.
- The rebate applies only to K-8 students and to alternative education/special education program students within the Kalamazoo RESA service area. It does not apply to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in traditional high school settings.
Rebate Form and Instructions
- Print/Download an EFA Bus Rebate Form with additional instructions on how to apply.
- After an eligible field trip, submit a completed rebate form and a copy of your bus transportation invoice. Submit one request for each event.
- Rebate requests must be received by Kris DeRyder, EFA Director’s Secretary, no later than June 7, 2013. Late requests cannot be reimbursed.
- Rebates will be paid at the end of the school year (June 2013).
- Checks will be issued directly to school districts rather than to individual schools, except for private schools or when a PTO needs to be reimbursed.
Remember to make arrangements for your buses with your own district transportation department. EFA does not schedule or provide transportation.
Contact Kris DeRyder at (269) 250-9244 or by email.
This opportunity is supported in part by grants from the Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation, Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the John E. Fetzer Institute Fund, and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation/Children's Fund.