This year's fifth-graders in the Olympia School District will get to attend Outdoor School at Camp Cispus in the spring.
The Olympia School Board unanimously approved a proposal Monday night to spend $30,000 on the popular three-day, two-night program. In addition, the Olympia School District Education Foundation will donate $20,000 to support it.
Families are asked to pay $150 in tuition for Outdoor School; the cost of the program is about $200 per child. In the past, the district has paid about $50,000 a year to cover that tuition gap and provide scholarships for the nearly 20 percent of children whose families couldn’t afford to pay their entire camp fee.