Parents will have to pay for their students to play sports or participate in other extracurricular activities in the Woodridge Local School District. Woodridge treasurer Deanna Levinger tells AkronNewsNow the Board Of Education approved the pay to play fees at Tuesday night's meeting to trim costs.
" For athletics it will be $125 a sport. There is no family cap. It is $75 for music, band or choir," says Levinger.
Superintendent Walter Davis had earlier stated that the pay-to-play fees would help pay for the supplemental contracts for coaches and directors of other extracurricular activities.
The Board also voted to place another operating levy on the ballot August 7th, following failure of a levy in March. Levinger says the millage must still be determined, but it will be similar to the March levy.
Voters turned down a 6.83 mill, five year operating levy in March. It was the second time since November Woodridge voters said no to an additional levy request.
Levinger says the district is looking ahead to 2014 when it will b e looking at a budget deficit if no increased revenue is available.