Pay to play sports is something many parents have on their minds. Could the Akron Public Schools be considering it if the fall levy doesnt pass? Stow-Munroe Falls students are paying $150 to participate on the field right now.
These fee's are not only restricted to sports, clubs like band also require a fee.
"I had to pay 100 dollars for band and 150 for football" said a Stow student.
News Channel 5 reports that pay to play started at $75 in the Stow-Munroe Falls school district four years ago but has doubled since then to $150.
"We have to pay $150 per person, and since me and my sister both do we have to pay $300" Says another student athlete.
Catherine Bulgrin, Treasurer for Stow said that pay to play generates around $200,000 for the district.
"We are keeping an eye on it. It's something we address every year. We hate to go back to our parents to increase fees" she says.
Stow is not the only school in the area thats paying to play. Barberton approved pay to play after their school levy failed, and it's estimated that 61% of students, nationwide pay to play.
Medina local schools once charged up to $660 but after a number of student athletes dropped off the teams, the fee was cut in half to $330.
"I'd like to find out whats the major reason for a lot of the increases" says Stow parent Ronald Tandy.
Pay to play sports is normally a result of failed levies and budget cuts and a nation wide poll says that an average fee costs about $91.
Read more from Bob Jones at NewsNet5.com