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Shelton Pay to Play plan outlined

September 3, 2018

SHELTON — When some 4,700 students return to class on Tuesday they face not only a new school year but a fee to join many sports and afters chool activities.

The school board, as part of its 2018-19 budget adjustments, begrudgingly added the fees over the summer. Many say they believe the fee will discourage participation.

At the high school level, playing a sport with officials, such as football, soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, or softball will cost students $300.

Sports played without officials, such as cross country, indoor track, golf, tennis, track and field and cheerleading will cost $225.

Performing Arts and activities with paid advisers such as band, color guard, the robotics club, drama club, jazz band will all cost $100.

There will also be fees at Shelton Intermediate School as follows:

For volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball the cost is $250.

For cross country, track and cheerleading the cost is $175.

Students receiving free meals shall be charged half of the regular fee. Students receiving reduced meals shall be charged 75 percent of the regular fee. There also is a $600 family cap on charges. The family cap for students receiving free meals is $300 and the family cap for students eligible receiving reduced meals is $450.

Payment is due after tryouts are completed and before the first contest or by October 1, 2018. Parents can set up payment plans through the Shelton Public Schools Central Office or on line.

For more information, contact Shelton Athletic Director, John Niski , call 203-924-1023, x 309 or email accountspayable@sheltonpublicschools.org.

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