Nearly 4 out of 10 Pennsylvania public schools now charge students to participate in sports, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association finds.
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November 21, 2013
February 27, 2013
The deadline is looming for all California public schools to have in place a system for complaints about fees.
August 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is donating $60,000 to the Saginaw (Mich.) school district to cover every student-athlete's athletic participation fees for the 2012-13 school year.
March 19, 2012
The percentage of schools that offer students regular physical education declined over the past decade, but school sports opportunities appear to be increasing nationwide, according to the Government Accountability Office.
January 30, 2012
To compensate for lost funding elsewhere, a number of Texas superintendents reported that their districts charged fees for extracurricular activities, such as school sports.
December 20, 2011
At Edina (Minn.) High School, boys and girls trying out for hockey and golf are being charged a $50 nonrefundable tryout fee, in what may be a first for the state.
October 10, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill this past Saturday that would have banned public schools from charging students fees to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities, saying the bill went "too far."
September 02, 2011
The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would ban schools from charging students required fees to join sports teams or other extracurricular clubs.
August 22, 2011
School districts are relying on outside sponsorships, TV contracts, philanthropic efforts and booster clubs to help avoid charging pay-to-play fees for extracurricular activities.
June 03, 2011
The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday preventing schools from charging students to join sports teams or for other educational activities.