Reminds me of when my daughter's school district levy failed a few years ago, in the midst of the financial crisis a few years ago (for the first time in MANY years). The first cut they make is to remove field trips, all of them. I understand that field trips can be pricey. But the completely got rid of them. We have a fantastic nature park in the back yard of a school, complete with education buildings. The only thing that these field trips would cost would be the bus trip for he other schools in the district.
I went to the same school district and I remember how fun these were and all the kids looked forward to them. Just burns me that the district is punishing the kids. On top of the fact that every levy since then has passed.