ROCKINGHAM,Va. (WHSV) -- The government shutdown may have an impact on a local school.
Wilbur Pence Middle School has a field trip scheduled to DC.
The sixth graders usually go to DC every year to visit museums. A teacher said they scheduled the trip for October 18th, but they have already considered postponing it if the museums are not open by then.
230 students are expected to go on the trip, as well as some parents who planned to go as chaperons.
Science teacher Jody Fox said it may be hard for parents to take off work again if the trip is postponed, which will happen if the museums are still closed two days before the trip.
Fox said that at this point it will be impossible to find another location this affordable as students only paid for transportation costs.
"My hope is that it is not going to last much longer. That the museums will be open by the end of this week, hopefully because I know there are other schools that are being affected and I feel for the bus company as well." said Fox.
She said the bus company has agreed to switch dates if necessary.
The school will notify parents if there are any changes before the trip.
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