Our 5th grade class is going on a field trip that is 3 hours away. They get back well into the evening. The teacher has always gone but this year she has an evening family obligation so cannot. The 3rd grade teacher offered to go in her place by swapping responsibilities that day. But admin said no without reason because they do not have to give one. They told her to use a personal day which means a substitute would take them 3 hours away. I do not see any reason the 3rd grade teacher could not go other than The odd thing is that everyone swaps teachers for one day in the winter just for fun. I guess I'm just surprised.