The idea is out there and it is WAY out there, and it is almost ready to be, where the Guilford County Schools impose a fee, and with that you would see kids having to pay $45.00 for the 2017-18 school year, in their Guilford County Schools…
*****Athletics and physical education:the new Guilford County Schools 2017-18 budget includes charges for an annual $45 participation fee for athletes who can afford to pay.*****
Time to pay up:Good news:Got a Call from the County this morning and there will be a one-time Fee of $45.00 per year, per athlete…Not $45.00 per sport and you can play as many sports as you want for $45.00 per year….
You will not have to pay:
Play as many sports as you want for $45.00 per year….
The ‘Stars on 45’, will be coming Alive at a $45.00 dollar clip….Food costs, school supplies costs, clothing costs, equipment costs, insurance costs, and now Sports/Athletics will be costing you too….
*****Are You Ready To Play?????*****
+++++Maybe we should re-phrase that question and ask you, “Are You Ready To Pay, To Play?”……….+++++
^^^^^How about those kids from single-parent families and how about the kids that are doing all they can to get a meal or two to keep them before they go to the practice or games each day/afternoon/night????^^^^^
School Board Approves Budget Request for 2017-18
May 9, 2017– The Guilford County Board of Education will ask county commissioners for an additional $10.2 million for operating budget and $10 million for capital outlay for the next school year.
The request is a $2 million increase from the superintendent’s recommended budget, accounting for changes to the unfunded class-size mandate approved by state lawmakers last month.
The requested funds from the county would also help cover anticipated salary and benefit increases from the state ($7.1 million) and an expected increase in charter school enrollment of more than 900 students ($3.8 million).
GCS is expected to grow by approximately 230 students in the next school year, but the school board isn’t asking county commissioners for additional funding for those students.
To pay for the additional GCS students, and make up the majority of costs associated with the state’s class-size legislation ($4.6 million of the $6.6 million needed), while preserving arts, athletics and physical education, the budget reduces 51 teacher assistant positions, reorganizes central office and charges an annual $45 participation fee for athletes who can afford to pay.
$$$$$My question on this is, how do you decide who can and can not pay….$$$$$
#####Time to get a Summer Job, I guess….#####
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