Why Frisco Parents Should Cry Foul on Pay-to-play

It was sad to see Frisco ISD vote to start charging students to participate in middle- and high-school sports.Next school year, parents will have to shell out $100 for middle-schoolers and $200 for high-schoolers to play. It's a one-time fee for all sports for the year. But if you have multiple kids who want to play, you'll have to pony up the fee for each one. (The district isn't the first to take this step; other districts include Highland Park, Coppell and Grapevine-Colleyville.)What a shame to have the district's funding shortfall land so squarely on the back of parents and students. Participation in sports has a real value in the public school experience. Students benefit from the hard work, confidence building and sense of belonging. Schools should do nothing to discourage that.  Continue reading...

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