Rules and Guidelines of the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Field Trip Program
Field trips are Monday – Friday - usually from 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM – 12:00 – 12:30 PM (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
There are no field trips on weekends or holidays. We encourage all ages to come and enjoy a remarkable cultural experience of the rich traditions of Korean Culture.
I am flexible with the time, due to traffic and school hours. Please call (323) 936 -7141 ext. 131 to schedule and ask questions. Please pick the date and I will check availability, I cannot pick the date for you (if you have already confirmed a date with Joyce Kim, please disregard the above paragraph).
Age Groups: 1st Grade and higher
I can make an exception for kindergarten later in the year. Field trips are not offered to PRE SCHOOL.
KCCLA field trips are free and we do cover the cost for ONE BUS PER SCHOOL up - to $200 (Maximum cost is $200) for maximum 65-70 people (2nd grade and up) including teachers and chaperones. Minimum coverage is 20 people.
FIRST GRADE AND APPROVED KINDERGARTON THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS is 35
NOTE: ANY ADDITIONAL FEES BEYOND $200 WILL BE THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILTY OF INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL OR ANY EXTRA TRANSPORTATION FEES MAY BE BILLED TO YOUR SCHOOL BY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER. WHEN USING LAUSD BUS TRANSPORTATION, ANY TRANSPORTATION FEES OVER THE $200 CAP WILL BE BILLED DIRECTLY TO YOUR SCHOOL.
Qualifications to qualify for a free bus: All certified school districts in California.
Note - KCCLA does not cover the cost of private schools, or after-school educational centers or camps. Only state certified schools.
When a Teacher (or Coordinator) calls or emails me to schedule a field trip, I will email or fax you a KCCLA AUTHORIZATION FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION FUND LETTER (or KCCLA Bus Form) after the field trip has been scheduled. The Teacher then fills out the attached form and sends it back to me (fax (323) 936-5712 ext 131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ), I sign the form at the bottom which authorizes KCCLA to pay for the bus and send it back to the Teacher. The Teacher schedules the bus through LAUSD (or any other bus transportation service your school uses, we will accommodate the cost of any bus service in Southern California) by sending the bus form to your bus transportation service. The bill is usually sent to KCCLA 4 – 6 weeks later. KCCLA 4-6 weeks later.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT KCCLA DOES NOT SCHEDULE OR PROVIDE BUSES - WE JUST COVER THE COST.
If you have sent the Bus Form, please notify Joyce Kim at (323) 936-7141 ext. 131 that you have faxed the form on the day you have sent the form. I usually will fax it back immediately or on the same day I receive a fax (with the exception of holidays, weekends, or outside meetings). My fax is (323) 936-5712. You can also email me the filled out form to email@example.com.
If you receive the fax, you DO NOT need to notify me. Only call or email me if you DID NOT receive the signed bus form.
The MAXIMUM number of students you may bring is 65 (usually an entire grade of 2 classes. I can accept over 65 in case you need to bring parents, chaperones, or more students if the class is larger).
The MINIMUM number of students to meet the requirements FOR BUS TRANSPORTION COST COVERAGE is 20.
CANCELLATION, CONFIRM or POSTPONE FIELD TRIP
Please notify at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel, confirm, or postpone the field trip
Chaperones or adult supervisors must monitor and manage the behavior of children. If our staff or field trip manager notices that chaperones are not following the rules or not monitoring or managing the behavior of children on the KCCLA premises, the school or group may not be permitted a field trip to KCCLA in the future.
PARKING and ENTRANCE
Buses usually drop and pick up students IN FRONT OF the KCCLA building on Wilshire or the side of the building on Dunsmuir St. Buses can also enter the parking lot in the back, but sometimes the lot is filled, so it is difficult to maneuver the bus.
If students are dropped off in front of the KCCLA building on Wilshire or the side of the building on Dunsmuir, please enter through the BACK ENTRANCE on Dunsmuir. There is no front entry to KCCLA. When the field trip is over, please exit through the back of the building (the same way a group enters the building).
Buses usually park at the LA Tarpits (George Page Museum Park, LACMA), which is about 5 blocks (less than half a mile) west of KCCLA on the corner of Wilshire and Curson or on Dunsmuir St. if there are enough spaces. There is free bus parking at the LA Tarpits area for buses.
KCCLA does not provide a lunch venue for field trips. I recommend that teachers take their students to the LA Tarpits/George Page Museum park area near the Los Angeles County of Modern Art; there is a lot of space and sunshine. The park is 5 blocks west of KCCLA on the corner of Curson and Wilshire, less than a quarter of a mile on the right side. Bus parking is free on Curson and 6th Street (on block north parallel to Wilshire).
If weather conditions are poor, I suggest the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax.
KCCLA DOES NOT AUTHORIZE BUS TRIPS TO OTHER VENUES (RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, AND CULTURAL CENTERS) WITHOUT THE CONSENT OR PERMISSION. IF A SCHOOL PLANS A TRIP TO ANOTHER LOCATION, THEN KCCLA MUST BE NOTIFIED.
Please call Joyce Kim if you have any questions or leave a message.
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
Phone - (323) 936-7141, Fax - (323) 936 -5712