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BREAKING: Huber Heights Votes to Lower Pay-to-Play to $428
HUBER HEIGHTS -- The Huber Heights school board has voted to lower the pay-to-participate fees for this fall from $750 to $428.
The move came after the community rallied to protest the $750 fee, which would have been per student and per sport.
Reporter Annette Peagler will have the latest on this developing story tonight at 6 on ABC 22 and at 6:30 on FOX 45.
HUBER HEIGHTS -- The Huber Heights school board is holding a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the pay-to-participate fees proposed for this fall.
The proposed $750 fee per athlete, per sport is contentious and many residents are asking for that amount to be reduced.
Reporter Annette Peagler is at the meeting. she says there is a recommendation from the board to lower the fee from $750 to 428 but a vote hasn't happened yet.
We will bring you the latest as it develops.
JULY 24: Pay to Play Sports in Huber Heights
HUBER HEIGHTS -- The fee to play organized sports in the school district has increased to $750 per sport.
With increased fees, a lot of parents say they will not be able to afford to let their kids play. There may not be enough players to fill a team and they won't be able to play competitively against other schools.
"It's hard for Huber Heights residents to pay that much money," local football mom Cara Kissee said solemnly.
Cutbacks in the school's budget has made the pay-to-play system a necessity, but that number has significantly increased since January.
The initial cost to play was quoted as $225, then increased to $500, now it will cost you $750 for each sport your child wants to suit up for.
"$300 or $400. I think parents would be able to afford that. $750 is way too high," Kissee said.
"He may want to play more than one sport. Football, baseball, basketball. There's no cap on the price, so you'd have to pay $750 for each sport and I don't think that's fair either," Matt Seibert, father of a seventh grade football player, added.
A new booster club called 'Every Warrior Plays' has been created to raise money so that every student who wants to play has the opportunity.
The first task the club took on was selling the 12 slots of advertising space on the football field's scoreboard.
The club proudly says within a week they sold every slot at $1,000 each.
$12,000 is a great start, but they still have a long way to go.
In fact, the ultimate goal is to raise $300,000 for the 2023-14 school year.
The committee will speak at a special school board meeting on Thursday in hopes of getting everyone to work together to lower the fee.
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