WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Students in Warren Schools will be able to do more activities after school. Warren Consolidated School Board of Education eliminated district activity fees for sports and marching bands. The board will eliminate the activity fee this school year, 2013-2014.
"The district has always had a very strong athletic and marching band presence, but due to challenging economic times we have noticed our participation numbers decline," Mike Schulte, Director of Student Activities, Athletics and Facility Usage said.
High school students were required to pay $100 to participate in sports and marching band. Middle school students had to pay $75 to participate in after-school activities. Students were asked to pay the fee for four years until now. The effects of the fee caused administration and parents to speak up.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert D. Livernois applauds the board's decision to eliminate the activity fee for sports and marching band and credits the parents of Warren Consolidated Schools for their feedback and input in eliminating this fee.
"We listened to the needs of our students and parents and came up with a solution to help the families of our district," Livernois said.
The Warren School district is waiting for results.
"We are hoping the district will see higher participation numbers and more students become involved in athletics at their school," said Schulte.