Board lowers participation fees

By Cecilia Fox -

HUBER HEIGHTS — At their October meeting, the Huber Heights school board approved a reduction in extracurricular fees for the current school year.

Athletic fees will now be $300 per sport with a $700 family cap. Co-curricular fees are now set at $25.

At a meeting in August, the board voted to maintain fees at last school year’s level, with athletic fees set at $350 per sport and a family cap of $950.

The board also approved a resolution reaffirming the district’s commitment to support and address all areas of the educational process, from preschool to high school and gifted education, as well as reduce fees in fiscal year 2018.

“The point of this is that these are all important, these are critical moving forward,” board president Kelly Bledsoe said.

The resolution approved by the board states that the district understands “the student learner and those inputs as being multi-faceted. We are committed to addressing all areas of the educational process and will endeavor to make decisions that impact all students.”

The board also voted to recognize National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 17-21, adopting a resolution thanking the school bus drivers, mechanics and administrative staff that make up the district’s transportation program.

The district maintains a fleet of 48 buses with a crew of 35 drivers and nine aides. The buses and drivers cover more than 419, 400 miles annually, transporting more than 2,800 children daily.

By Cecilia Fox

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