New Activity Fees and Changes to High School Activity Transportation

Posted on 07/17/2017
Francis Howell High School Football Field

Activity Fees

The FHSD Board of Education has approved the recommendation of the Extracurricular Task Force to establish an activity fee structure for the 2017-18 school year. Students participating in a sport, activity, or club - in which a sponsor or coach is paid a stipend - will be required to pay a yearly activity fee. Students will be assessed one fee regardless of how many sports/activities/clubs they participate in during the school year. An application for financial assistance/waiver will be available for students, as needed.

*Additional team and club assessments will still apply.

Based on participation data from previous years, the activity fee would generate approximately $200,000 annually that will go to the general revenue fund. This revenue will help to prevent further reductions in the number of extra-curricular activities, or the number of contests during an activity or sport season.

High School Activities Transportation

FHSD high schools will continue to transport students to all “away” contests and events, but will only offer return transportation if the event venue is 16 or more miles from the school. Usually, very few students ride the return bus because most participants return with family or friends. Eliminating the return transportation from these “away” contests will save the District approximately $100,000, and helps to prevent cuts to other activities. There will be some exceptions when return bus transportation will be required for closer activities, and all events will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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