Pay to play to be revisited
The Montgomery County School Board has decided to revisit the controversial decision to charge for participation in athletics and other Virginia High School League activities at county schools. The decision to charge $100 per participant for sports and some extracurricular activities has caused an uproar, and a large contingent of parents spoke against the matter Tuesday night during a regularly scheduled board meeting.
Board members agreed it was tough to swallow and asked the superintendent to bring recommendations to the board’s June 21 meeting, to see if they could take pay to play out of the budget.
Superintendent Brenda Blackburn agreed but made it clear that eliminating pay to play would mean cutting spending in another area.