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Huber Heights School Board Vote to Lower Pay to Play Fees

HUBER HEIGHTS-- The Huber Heights School Board voted Thursday to cut the $750 pay-to-play sports fee to $428.

However, for parents with several kids and those students playing multiple sports, they say the cost is still too high.

More than 100 parents attended the board meeting at Studebaker Jr. High School. Because of the district's financial situation, the pay-to-play fee skyrocketed from $225 to $750.

"I would love to go to college for my sport, but I don't know if we can continue to do all this because if it will be $750 that's just too much," said Marisa Rivas, a sophomore. "Plus, I have a brother in middle school who plays two sports.

A newly formed booster organization agrees. "Every Warrior Plays" has already raised 12,000 by selling 12 slots of advertising space on the football fields scoreboard. Because of those funds, the school board was able to look into the general fund, and lower that fee to $428. 

"I'm upset because think about it: four kids, $428, even a cap, mortgage, rent due, bills are due," Tanya Robinson stressed.

"I don't know if I can come up with $428, I mean there's so many hours in a day," said one parent. "Please, allow parents to make payments, I'm telling you we're going to do it."

In order to get the fee lowered to $300, parents and the Huber Heights community must raise an additional $155,000. The ultimate goal for the booster club is to raise $300,000 for the 2013-2014 school year.

"As we can see that cash flow coming in, we need to reevaluate it so that we can get it lowered," said Carl Fisher. "I would like to see if lower than $300."

Even local businesses are becoming involved. Granny Cs Bakery decided that they would like to help some students pay for their fees by donating all of the tips they get from customers directly to 10 randomly selected students. The bakery is hoping to reach out to other local businesses to spread the word about the fund.

"We really do believe that extra-curricular activities are a major part of your high school years, they're very important, they keep you on the field versus out of trouble," said Sarah Taubert, manager of Granny C's Bakery.
 
The board will review fundraising efforts and reconsider a payment plan for parents at the Aug. 8 meeting. For Fall sports, like football and soccer, parents have until Aug. 15 to pay.

 
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