USD 232 to implement activity fees
Middle and high school students in De Soto USD 232 will have to pay to play next year after the Board of Education approved the implementation of an Activity Participation Fee during the regular meeting Monday night.
The district approved the measure that would require a participation fee of $50 for high school students, $30 for eighth grade students, $25 for seventh grade students and $10 for sixth grade students in any activity that requires a coach or sponsor.
Alvie Cater, director of administrative services and community relations, said the fee would be used to pay supplemental contracts for coaches and sponsors.
The district modeled the fee program after one the Blue Valley School District implemented in 2007.
The fee will not replace any other fee currently charged for the activity. Students qualifying for free and reduced meals will not have to pay the fee.
A maximum fee per household family will be $100 for grades 9-12 and $60 for grades 6-8.
Fees will be collected at the time of school registration, however, payment plans can be arranged.
Those students who do not participate in any activities, school clubs or other non-required activity may request a fee refund.
Partial list of activities
Golf (Boys or Girls)
Drill Team/Dance Team
National Honor Society
Flag Team/Color Guard
FHA / FACS