One Fee for All

May 24, 2018

The school board of the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 in Chicago voted to approve a participation fee for all students next school year, replacing the previous athletic/activity fee. According to the Chicago Tribune, the board voted 4 to 2 to approve the fee, which will be $50 for all students.

Beth Janus-Doyle, a member of the board, argued that the one-time fee would be more convenient for parents, and would likely cause more students to participate in extracurricular activities. Previously, the district charged $25 per student per sport, and $10 per club activity, with a cap of $100 and $30 per student, respectively.

Scott Tingley, Superintendent, said about 80 percent of students participate in extracurricular activities. Because of the high participation rate, the $50 fee is expected to bring in $310,000 each year, up from $134,000 under the old policy.

Joe Kirkeeng and Chris Lurchetti were the two board members who voted against the $50 fee, which Lurchetti said was merely an increased registration fee.

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