2011-2012 Fees for Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Re-print of letter posted on Board of Education Site, Queen Anne’s County

July 12, 2011

Dear Parent, Guardian, Student Athlete:

The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County believes that, for many students, extracurricular activities help to promote educational achievement. However, due to severe cuts to the 2011-12 budget, the cost of extracurricular activities has outpaced the ability of the Board of Education to adequately fund these activities. Accordingly, in an effort to maintain interscholastic and corollary athletic activities, and the activities listed below, a per activity fee will be charged to each participating student.

Procedures for implementation will be as follows:

1. Students who participate in an interscholastic activity (ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity teams including cheerleading) are required to pay a fee of $100.00 per activity. No parent will pay more than $140.00 per season for multiple children in interscholastic activities. The fee must be paid by cash, check, or money order to QACHS/KIHS prior to the first play date of each season. (September 2, 2011, December 5, 2011, March 21, 2012)
2. Students who participate in a corollary athletic activity are required to pay a fee of $35.00 per activity. No parent will pay more than $140.00 for one season for multiple children involved in corollary athletics. The fee must be paid by cash, check, or money order to QACHS/KIHS prior to the first play date of each season. (September 2, 2011, December 5, 2011, March 21, 2012)
3. Students who participate in marching band, jazz band, pit band, madrigal singers, and theater productions are required to pay a fee of $35.00 per activity. No parent will pay more than $140.00 in a semester for multiple children involved in the activities listed in this section. The fee for these activities must be paid by cash, check, or money order to QACHS/KIHS prior to participation in the activity. The exception is marching band which must be paid by September 2.
4. The participation fees will be waived for students enrolled in the Free and Reduced Meal program.

Respectfully,
Thad Kalmanowicz
Director of Operations

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