The fee schedule, as approved by the Board of Education, lists required fees, school meal prices, course fees, and optional fees.
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Activity Participation Fee
The Board of Education approved the fee in 2010 to help offset the cost of providing extracurricular student activities in grades 6 through 12. The fee, which is for the whole year, includes all sports, activities, clubs, and other extracurricular programs.
Purpose of the Fee
To help support the costs of more than 80 extracurricular activities and programs for secondary students.
When Collected: At time student participates in first qualifying activity of the school year.
Amount of Annual Fee
High School ($130 cap/family)
- $65 for grades 9-12
Middle School ($70 cap/family)
- $35 for grade 8
- $30 for grade 7
- $15 for grade 6
Students qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals
- • Waive 50% of the fee – Reduced Meals
- • Waive 75% of the fee – Free Meals
Refunds: Yes. The district will refund the fee for any students who did not participate in any extracurricular or co-curricular activity, school club, or any other non-required activity offered by the school. Parents must complete a Fee Refund Form and submit it by June 1 of the current school year.
Why is there a fee? The reason for the fee is due to reductions in funding from the state of Kansas and limited funds at the local level. The fee helps the school district sustain current student activities and athletic programs.
How will the money be spent? The fee helps offset the total cost of providing more than 80 extracurricular activities for students. The district estimates the fee will generate seven percent of the cost of activities. The district will continue to cover 93 percent of the expenses. The fee will not replace other charges for programs or activities required for participation in the activity or program.
Partial listing of extracurricular activities
National Honor Society, student council, publications, pep club, Scholars Bowl, Science Olympiad, robotics, musicals, football, basketball, track, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, swimming, tennis, golf, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, forensics, debate, drill team, dance, weight training, yearbook, newspaper, LITE Leadership, flag team, student clubs, etc.