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two levies have failed for Bowling Green Schools, district officials say they
can't make any more cuts, so they're targeting extracurricular activities to
find more money.
year, BG students who want to play a sport are going to have to pay for it, but
the exact cost is still up in the air.
aren't the only activities that will be affected.
and organizations, Model UN, Quiz Bowl, things along those lines, that require
a lot of additional time outside of the school day," explained Superintendent
says the extracurricular activities cost the district close to $500,000 per
year. The funding for coaches, advisors and teachers is no longer affordable,
but parents don't agree.
just ridiculous, it's crazy," said parent Crissi Spaulding, who says she's
already paid enough for her daughter to be a cheerleader. "Camp, shoes,
warm-ups…I think in total it's been almost $500."
Flores has two children who play three different sports. Now she's not sure if
they will be able to continue to play.
would be hard," she said. "Both of my kids are in sports, so I would have to do
what I have to do."
says she's cut the budget as far as she can. The board has cut $620,000.
to participate was certainly not something we used as step number one in solving
a financial crisis," she said.
public will be able to sound off at next month's school board meeting.