District #348 School Board Raises Pay To Play Fee; Sets Family Cap

After voting last month to resume paying for the transportation for athletes and band members, the Wabash District 3-48 school board has approved fee increases in the pay to play policy. At last night’s monthly meeting, the school board increased the per sport fee $25 to $100 with a $200 per athlete cap, and a $500 district-wide family cap for both junior high and high school athletes and band members. Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer explained the thinking behind the numbers…

Board president Tim Schuler said he hoped the district finances would continue to improve to the point that the fees could be revisited again next year. Former Superintendent Tim Buss proposed doing away with the pay to play fees in March, but the board repeatedly tabled making a decision until last night’s meeting, which was Bleyer’s first as superintendent. Bleyer said the increased fees would generate about $5,000 in revenue that would help to offset the cost of reassuming the transportation of athletes and band members.

 School Board member Kyle Peach (L) confers with District #348 Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer prior to Monday's board meeting. 

School Board member Kyle Peach (L) confers with District #348 Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bleyer prior to Monday's board meeting.