The Ketchikan School District has systems in place to make sure that students are able to participate in out-of-state travel for activities regardless of their financial standing, district administrators explained to the Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's board discussion arose from a trio of actions on the board's consent calendar during its Oct. 12 regular meeting approving out-of-state travel to Orlando for the Ketchikan High School softball and baseball teams and to Chicago for the Kayhi Drama Kings club. Board Member Diane Gubatayao at that meeting asked staff to report at a later meeting on how the district makes sure that students of all financial means can participate in those events. (The board approved all three out-of-state travel requests at that meeting.)