FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Secretary Husted with West Muskingum Local Schools Superintendent Dr. William Harbron and other district leaders. Dr. Dan Ross of the Ohio High School Athletic Association is pictured, far right.
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted visited West Muskingum High School to honor the district’s recent commitment to eliminate pay-to-participate fees for extracurricular activities.
Last month the West Muskingum Local School Board voted unanimously to eliminate pay-to-participate fees at both the high school and middle school. Prior to this decision, fees totaled $250 per high school sport and $100 per middle school sport.
Secretary Husted has been an advocate of removing pay-to-participate fees statewide.
Research shows that participation in extracurricular activities encourages the development of skills needed in order to be successful in life and that pay-to-participate fees create a financial barrier for poor and middle-class children.
For more information, please contact Joshua Eck at (614) 466-2729