The Board of Education recognizes the value of athletic competition outside the regular instructional program. 

    However, with reduced or limited revenue and increased expenses, the Board must consider alternative revenue options

    to support these school-sponsored activities. Therefore, the Board of Education authorizes the establishment of an

    athletic registration fee program as a supplemental revenue source contributing to a percentage of the school district’s

    total costs for operating school-sponsored interscholastic middle school athletics and

    New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic association (NJSIAA) sanctioned athletics.

    The Athletic Registration Fee Program will require each pupil participating in a school-sponsored

    interscholastic middle school athletic and NJSIAA sanctioned athletic activity to pay a registration fee. 

    The fee will be recommended by the Superintendent of Schools and approved by the Board

    and will remain unchanged unless recommended to be decreased or increased by the

    Superintendent of Schools in a subsequent school year.


    The athletic registration fee program will be established as follows:


    Athletic Registration Fees: All middle school and high students who wish to participate on a

    school-sponsored interscholastic athletic team, marching band, and/or cheerleading squad

    must pay a registration fee in the amount of ninety-five dollars ($95) prior to the start of the season.

    The fees shall be capped with a maximum total fee of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) per family

    (dependent children residing in the same household)  regardless of the number of athletic teams the pupils

    elect to participate on throughout the school year. No refunds shall be provided in the event a pupil in the family

    does not participate on any athletic team for any reason during the school year.

    The fees shall be paid prior to the pupil’s participation on the athletic team.

    The fees may be waived or reduced based on financial hardship using the New Jersey

    eligibility standards established for free and reduced price meals.

    A refund of the athletic registration fee will only be made in the event the pupil is cut from the team due to

    the lack of available space or opportunity to compete on the athletic team or as a result of a coach’s recommendation

    to be denied an opportunity based on the evaluation of athletic talent and competition for a roster spot.

    A refund will not be provided in the event the pupil quits during the course of the athletic season. 

    The Superintendent of Schools shall be authorized to approve an athletic registration fee refund to a pupil

    for a reason(s) not listed above in extenuating circumstances.



    Revised:          August 24, 2017