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Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 : 6:23 p.m.

Chelsea school board may alter pay-to-play sports policy

By Julie Baker

After seeing participation rates drop, the Chelsea School District Board of Education will examine its pay-to-play sports policy at a meeting Aug. 13, the Chelsea Standard reported.

The board is looking at participation rates in sports following the 2010 implementation of the pay-to-play model, the report said. The policy was enacted at the middle and high school levels to generate funds for the sports budget. Pay-to-play fees now make up nearly 10 percent of the $660,000 budget, the newspaper reported..

The school board will go over the sports budget during its meeting and will decide whether to keep, modify or drop the pay-to-play policy.

Chelsea School District charges $25 for unlimited sports at the middle school this year and $100 for unlimited sports at the high school. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch pay $10 to participate.

Read the full Chelsea Standard report here.



Tue, Jul 24, 2012 : 1:23 p.m.

For pay to play fees $100 is on low side, so you have to wonder how many kids do not play sports at the schools that charge $250.


Tue, Jul 24, 2012 : 11:50 a.m.

One wonders what they expected to happen. Although, Chelsea is such a wealthy community everyone should be happy to pay these fees.


Fri, Jul 27, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

They should have to pay much more than they already do.