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Pay to play is a big catch phrase these days in school districts around the state and country. Students and parents in many districts are asked to pony up money in order to play sports. Mapleton is one school that comes to mind. The Ashland County school competes in the Firelands Conference and charges students $450 per sport, per child to compete on a high school team. Middle school athletes are charged $250 per sport, per child. In Norwalk, the athletic fee is $40 per student, not to exceed $60 per family per season. Band fee is $20 per year.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Pay to play is a big catch phrase these days in school districts around the state and country. Students and parents in many districts are asked to pony up money in order to play sports. Mapleton is one school that comes to mind. The Ashland County school competes in the Firelands Conference and charges students $450 per sport, per child to compete on a high school team. Middle school athletes are charged $250 per sport, per child.

In Norwalk, the athletic fee is $40 per student, not to exceed $60 per family per season. Band fee is $20 per year.

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