NJ high school considers fees for sports, clubs

June 22, 2009 5:07:35 AM PDT
Students at one New Jersey high school might have to pay to play sports or join extracurricular clubs. The Mount Olive school board is set to consider a participation fee Monday that would offset a budget shortfall.

The board is looking to raise $91,000. Preliminarily plans call for charging a student $125 to play an unlimited number of sports and $25 to join nonacademic, nonservice clubs.

But critics say a student who plays multiple sports and is in multiple clubs would pay $150, the same as a student who plays one sport and is in one club.

The board is considering whether it can reduce the fees or establish a per-family cap to reduce the cost for a large family.

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Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com

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