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

Pay to Participate Fee Guidelines
  • Those athletes who quit before the season starts (first game) fees will be $0 and they will owe nothing.
  • Those athletes who quit after the first game will owe $275/$155 or whatever their fees were reduced to if they had a reduction.
  • An athlete who is dismissed from the team for violations of athletic policies will owe $275/$155 or whatever their fees were reduced to if they had a fee reduction.
  • An athlete who is academically ineligible at the start of the season, but chooses to practice, will owe $275/$155 or whatever their fees are should they be granted a fee reduction.
  • An athlete who becomes ineligible at interims will owe $275/$155 or the approved amount should they have been granted a fee reduction.
  • An athlete who becomes ineligible at the end of the nine weeks will owe $275/$155 or whatever their fees were reduced to should they have been granted a fee reduction.
  • An athlete who is injured prior to the first game will receive a full refund should they not return during the season.
  • An athlete who is injured after the first game and does not return will owe $137.50/$77.50 or half their fee should they have been granted a fee reduction. Medical documentation will be required.
  • An athlete who is hurt at the start of the season and does not begin participating until midway through the season will owe $137.50/$77.50 or half their fee should they have been granted a fee reduction. Medical documentation will be required.
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 2022: $275 due by August 18, 2022
  • Winter 2022-23: $275 due by November 18, 2022
  • Spring 2023: $275 due by March 17, 2023

Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall 2022: $140 due on August 18, 2022, and $135 due by September 9, 2022
  • Winter 2022-23: $140 due on November 18, 2022, and $135 due by January 13, 2023
  • Spring 2023: $140 due on March 17, 2023, and $135 due by April 21, 2023

 

Junior High School Athletics

Option 1: One payment

  • Fall: $155 due by August 18, 2022
  • Winter: $155 due by November 18, 2022
  • Spring: $155 due by March 17, 2023

Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall 2022: $80 due on August 18, 2022, and $75 due by September 9, 2022
  • Winter 2022-23: $80 due on November 18, 2022, and $75 due by January 13, 2023
  • Spring 2023: $80 due on March 17, 2023, and $75 due by April 21, 2023
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.This form and all documentation are due before the first pay to participate deadline for the season. You must provide copies of all the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  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 Treasurer’s Office in order to qualify for a reduced participation.
  4. 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 Treasurer’s Office 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 Treasurer’s Office at 833-2110.