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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.   

Julie Simpson August 21, 2012 at 06:06 PM
What about those of us who had to pay this ridiculous fee the past couple years? Do we get a refund? I could sure use $200. My son's attending college now; that money could buy a textbook or two.


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