Pay to Participate Fees

The Board of Education has determined that students shall pay a participation fee for athletics, arts and clubs, based on recouping a portion of the amount paid out to support the activities beyond the structure of a regular school day. All students participating in co-curricular and extracurricular activities pay a participant fee. The pay to participate program is reviewed annually.

About Pay to Participate

Student Activity Fees

The Pickerington Board of Education has set the following pay-to-participate fees for the 2019-20 school year:

  • High school athletics: $275 (The fee for a student who participates in a second sport in the same season will be $140.)
  • Junior high school athletics: $155
  • Marching band: $150 (includes a $50 uniform replacement fund)
  • Theater: $75
  • Chorale: $75
  • Dance: $75
  • Strings: $35
  • High School, Middle School and Junior High Clubs: 
    • Academic Related: $35
    • Service Related: $25
    • Recreational Related: $15
    • Ski Club: $35
For detailed information, please see Board Policy 2432.04 AG.
Payments

Payments may be made by check, money order, cash, or credit card. Make checks payable to Pickerington Local School District. Payments may be made in one or two installments (see schedule under Payment Plans section). School buildings will announce the times and places to make payments.

  • All school fees from previous years must be paid in full in order to participate.
  • A returned (NSF) check or non-payment will render the student ineligible to participate (including practice) until the fee is paid in full. An additional fee will be assessed for a returned check. Payments for returned checks may be made by money order, cash, or credit card.
  • Students participating in athletics, co-curricular activities, theatre, and music may not participate in practice, contests, or even scrimmages until the payment is received or arrangements for payment have been made.
  • Students who do not pay a minimum of 50% by the first payment date and do not pay their fees in full by the second payment date, will be removed from all participation until the payment is made.
Payment Plans

High School Athletics

Option 1: One payment

  • Fall 2019: $275 due by August 9, 2019
  • Winter 2019-20: $275 due by November 22, 2019
  • Spring 2020: $275 due by March 13, 2020

Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall 2019: $140 due on August 9, 2019, and $135 due by September 13, 2019
  • Winter 2019-20: $140 due on November 22, 2019, and $135 due by January 10, 2020
  • Spring 2020: $140 due on March 13, 2020, and $135 due by April 17, 2020

 

Junior High School Athletics

Option 1: One payment

  • Fall: $155 due by August 9, 2019
  • Winter: $155 due by November 22, 2019
  • Spring: $155 due by March 13, 2020

Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall 2019: $80 due on August 9, 2019, and $75 due by September 13, 2019
  • Winter 2019-20: $80 due on November 22, 2019, and $75 due by January 10, 2020
  • Spring 2020: $80 due on March 13, 2020, and $75 due by April 17, 2020
Financially Disadvantaged Students Info and Application

Financially Disadvantaged Guidelines

  1. All students participating in extracurricular activities will be responsible for paying some portion of the assigned fee per activity.
  2. Families may apply for a reduced extracurricular participation fee by filling out the attached application form or by visiting the District website under the Forms tab to download a copy. These forms are due on or before Friday, March 6, 2020. You must provide copies of all the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  3. This application is separate from the National School Lunch Program form for free and reduced lunch and must be filled out and turned into the Director of Student Activities in order to qualify for a reduced participation
  4. The spring application is due by March 6, 2020. You must submit a minimum of ½ payment for your athlete(s) by the due date. Submitting an application does not waive your fee(s) obligation for participation.
  5. The Director of Student Activities will review the application. If approved, you will receive an email/letter indicating reduced fee amount and payment.
  6. To view the Financially Disadvantaged Payment Chart, refer to Board policy 2432.04 AG.
  7. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Activities at 833-2110.

Fee Due Dates:

1st half due March 13, 2020

2nd half due April 17, 2020