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