As school districts struggle with decreasing budgets, officials are looking for alternatives to fund extracurricular activities rather than subsidizing them from their general funds. For many districts, especially in light of recent levy defeats, that means increasing the costs for participating in everything from athletics to band to clubs.
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A closer look at education
The Dayton Daily News contacted more than 35 school districts in the Dayton region requesting information about pay-to-participate fees for athletics, clubs and other extracurricular activities. We are committed to bringing providing in-depth and important information about the region’s school districts.