Over the past three years, the district used grant funding to waive athletic participation fees for families. Extracurricular activities have a positive impact on students and the district plans to continue offering a wide variety of athletic opportunities for students each season.
Changes in grant funding
Costs have increased and a change in the use of grant funds means those funds are not available at the same level moving forward. To lessen the gap in funding, the district is reinstating athletic participation fees in the upcoming school year. Fees are used to fund coaches, game workers, facilities maintenance and repairs, equipment, transportation, sports officiating, and more.
With full awareness of the hardship that fees can place on families, the new fees are significantly reduced compared to prior year pricing.
High school athletics
For high school athletics, it will cost $125 for a first sport, which is $50 less than the last time fees were charged. The cost for a second sport is $75, which is $100 less than prior years. There is no charge for a third sport.
Middle school athletics
Middle school sports will be $40 for a first sport, $40 for a second sport, and no charge for a third sport.
Students with financial barriers
Students with financial barriers can pay a reduced rate of $50 per sport at the high school level and $20 per sport at the middle school level, with no charges for a third sport at either level. If the reduced rate presents too much of a financial barrier, students are encouraged to reach out to their coach or athletic director.