* Typically, only freshmen take P.E.
** Typically, only juniors take Lifetime Fitness
*** Required if you participate in ANY extracurricular activity
Athletic Fees / Activity Cards
a child to school seems to be becoming a significant financial investment. I would like to explain why students participating in extracurricular activities are required to pay athletic fees. For several years there has been a
participation fee charged to all who chose to participate in extracurricular
activities. The current fee schedule is
$60 for the first sport $40 for the second, and $25 if they participate in a
third. The first $30 of this fee remains
in our building with the remainder going to the district to help pay the cost
of transportation. The funds necessary
to sustain the activities offered at our school have largely come from gate
receipts. The district pays for our
coaches salaries but the remainder of the financial obligation falls to each
all things the expenses continue to rise.
From athletic equipment to the cost of officials the amount of money
going out was quickly exceeding what was coming in. Two years ago our funds were completely
depleted prior to the start of spring sports.
Had the booster club not stepped in there would have been no funds to
cover the cost of sending track and golf to their respective state
tournaments. Due to this shortfall we determined
that it would be necessary to start charging an additional athletic fee similar to the fee
being charged at many neighboring schools.
Hence the new $35 activity card fee that students pay. This money goes into the athletic budget
allowing the athletic director to have the funds needed to cover the cost of
providing for the many activities our children are participating in.
parent recently asked why gate receipts do not cover these costs. May I please share an example from this past
week. On Tuesday night we hosted a tri
volleyball meet along with girls and boys soccer. The officials that night cost $841 and our
gate receipts were $358. The difference
was paid from the athletic fee our students paid at registration. Please understand that we are grateful for
every person who attends the many activities sponsored by our school. I share this not to complain but to help
everyone understand why the fee. To
further explain the need for the fee last year our athletic department spent
$19,000 to send students to state competitions.
Again we are able to handle this expense due to the revenue generated
from the athletic fee. Please know that
we are aware that money is tight, we respect that and are insuring that the
money you provide our school through fees is being used appropriately.
Roland Bott, Principal