School Board Delays Decision Again On Pay To Play

Another month, another delay in making a decision on whether any changes will be made to the Wabash District #348’s pay to play policy. In March, Superintendent Tim Buss broached the possibility of changing the policy that charges athletes to play and then makes each individual team responsible for providing or paying for transportation to games.

At their meeting last night, board members again dragged their feet asking for yet another set of financial numbers from district officials. Board President Tim Schuler proposed the district return to providing transportation for the teams, but raising the amount of the pay to play fee from $75 an athlete to $125 or more to offset the transportation costs.

But, board members Janice Alka and Theresa Hocking both balked at making any decision last night saying they wanted even more financial numbers, especially those from the junior high level. 

After the discussion, the board tabled the discussion for the third straight month kicking the issue to their June meeting, which will also be Tim Buss’s last meeting as superintendent.

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