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Today the George W. Bush Presidential Center, with generous support from CFP Foundation and the Longwell Family Foundation, announced a fund to provide free transportation for qualifying school groups to visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The program will make it easier for students and teachers to tour educational exhibits on the American Presidency, learn about President and Mrs. Bush, and access resources offered by the Bush Library and Museum.

“We’re thrilled that this fund, provided generously by the Bush Center, the CFP Foundation and the Longwell Family Foundation, allows thousands of students from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to travel to visit the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and gain a better understanding of the first Presidency of the 21st Century,” said Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Museum and Library. “We’re excited to share this special opportunity with local school children.”

Transportation funds are available for Title I schools in Texas ESC Regions 10 and 11. School groups are granted free admission tickets to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum when a field trip is scheduled one month in advance.

The Title I program under No Child Left Behind provides funds to local school districts to improve education and learning opportunities for disadvantaged students in all grades. The eligibility of a school to receive Title I services is determined by the percentage of students receiving free or reduced cost meals and students that have demonstrated a need for services.

Funds to reimburse the cost of transportation to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum are currently available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to eligible schools.

To apply to participate, schools must meet requirements and fill out the form at http://georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/~/media/GWBL/Files/PDFs/BusFundsForm_Fillable.pdf.

To learn more about visiting with a school group, visit http://georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/Teachers/Planning-a-Field-Trip%202.aspx.