Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee: 2429
The Board of Education believes that access to unlimited educational experiences is essential for promoting personal growth. Some experiences are best conducted outside the regular instructional program, in accordance with Policy No. 2430 & 2431. In an effort to maintain the mission of unlimited educational experiences the Board of Education will be assessing an Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee. One annual fee of $200 per student, not to exceed $400 per family will be administered to all students participating in at least one athletic or extracurricular activity that requires a Board of Education paid advisor or coach. Students that pay one annual fee will have access to ALL athletic and extracurricular activities throughout that school year.
The fee will be assessed once per school-year at a rate established by the Board of Education. Payment of this fee will allow a student to participate in all athletic and extracurricular teams and activities throughout the school year that payment was received. Students will submit the Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee payment prior to the fall athletic season or prior to participation in that activity.
This fee is non-refundable unless the student is cut from the athletic/activity roster and did not participate in any other athletic/extracurricular activities for the remainder of the school year. Refunds will be issued in June after all student obligations have been fulfilled. Any outstanding student obligations will be deducted from the refund at that time. Students who voluntarily drop out of an activity will forfeit their fee.
The Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee entitles the participant access to athletic or extracurricular activities and does not guarantee position, role or playing time. It does not guarantee the participant or his/her family, parent or guardian control over any conditions, guidelines or policies regarding the team or activities.
It is the intent of the Board of Education that no student is denied the opportunity for an educational experience due to financial hardship. Students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program are exempt from paying the Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee. Families that do not qualify for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch, but are under financial constraint may submit an Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation Fee Waiver to the Principal for consideration. Waiver forms can be found in the office of each high school.
Notice of this policy will be provided through the following: letter to student residence, student handbook, student athlete handbook and District web sites.