Sports Will Stay in Monmouth-Roseville

Monmouth-Roseville School DistrictAs of Tuesday night, no cuts to athletic teams will be made in one local school district.

The administration and school board met in Monmouth-Roseville and continued discussion about the possible elimination of various high school sports.   As District 238 continues to look for ways to balance its budget, proposed cuts to athletics have been on the chopping block, including the elimination of Freshman Football and Freshman Girls Volleyball — both of which will stay.

District 238 Superintendent Ed Fletcher tells WGIL that although sports will stay, the board has decided to add an activity fee to help balance the cost.

“The Board decided to add a $50 activity fee, with no cap on the amount a family might pay, and no waiver for this fee,” Fletcher said.  “There was no motion to eliminate freshman football or girls volleyball, so both will stay at our high school.”

Fletcher says that no further discussion of elimination will be made.

Meanwhile, further action was taken regarding school field trips. Fletcher says although the board decided not to cut trips all together, the administration will be re-evaluating types of trips — pressing educational value as well as minimizing the amount taken per year.

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