Poland school board approves pay-to-play plan

POLAND — Parents and students in Poland will have to open their wallets a bit wider now that pay-to-participate fees are in place.

The board approved pay to participate for all middle school and high school athletics, as well as a transportation fee for students in marching band, during its board meeting tonight.

The fees are $200 per high-school sport, $100 per middle-school sport and a $75 per-participant fee for marching band, all to begin in the 2012-13 school year.

Board member James Lavorini said he realizes and understands that many staff, students and parents are upset with the board’s decision. He said the pay-to-participate change is only one of many the board will make in coming months.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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