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School Year Save: No Athletic Fee in 2012-13

Playing on a team will be much more friendly to wallets.

Student-athletes in Fairfax County Public Schools no longer have to pay a $100 athletic fee to play on a team.

The School Board eliminated the fee as part of the FY2013 Budget it passed last spring. The elimination of the fee will result in a revenue reduction of $1.7 million annually, FCPS estimates.

Athletes formerly had to pay $100 per sport, though the fee was capped at $200 even if a student was on three school sports teams. It was waived for students who qualified for free and reduced lunch. The fee was in effect during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.

The $1.7 from Fairfax County.  

Andrea Rosenthal August 21, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Too bad marching band doesn't have the same consideration. I'd love a $100 fee. We pay $490.
Ruth Tatlock August 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Wow! Didn't know it was that expensive to be in the band. Of course, athletics is/are different.

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