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Letter to Representative Rothman Supporting his Phylicia’s Law Bill (safety on field trips)

April 02, 2009

Dear Representative Rothman:

The National Education Association is pleased to offer our support for Phylicia’s Law (H.R 729).  We thank you for your leadership in introducing this legislation to ensure the safety of students participating in off-campus school trips. 

NEA believes that a secure, positive learning environment is an essential component of a quality education.  This is true whether the student is physically at the school or participating in an off-campus field trip.  Field trips are an integral part of the educational experience, and ensuring students’ safety during such trips is critical.   

By requiring clear safety policies and security procedures for field trips, your bill would help protect students participating in these invaluable learning opportunities.  We thank you again for your efforts on this important issue and look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure great public schools for every student. 


Diane Shust
Director of Government Relations

Randall Moody
Manager, Federal Advocacy