Parents of Local Students may soon have to foot the bill……Or the kids may have to get part-time jobs and pay their own way in this tight economy…..Bills are coming due and what is a School System to do?????
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –from wxii12.com and Click Here to read on and to see video…
A local school system is considering a plan that would add to the budget burden many Triad families are already facing.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools may charge a fee for athletes to play their sport.
Parents said they feel the burden is being shifted onto them, but they don’t know if there is much they can do about it.
David McDonough said he always sits in the stands and cheers on his son when he makes that great hit or when he steals a base. He supports his son in every way, he said, on the field on and off.
“I would rather him play sports than some other things I can think about,” McDonough said.
Playing could now come at an even higher price. Parents said it’s already expensive just paying for all the gear, like bats, cleats and gloves.
“His glove this year was $300,” McDonough said.
Now the school system wants to charge high school and middle school athletes to play a sport. For high school, the proposal is $40. For middle school, the fee would be $15.
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