The Community Roundtable on athletics and extracurricular activities that was held on Monday, Feb. 8, included lively discussion on a variety of topics. In order to keep the conversation going, we invite readers to post their thoughts on the following question that was presented to participants at the Community Roundtable. Click here for notes on what was discussed at the Community Roundtable.
At Broadalbin-Perth, approximately 956 students participate in 32 clubs and extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are offered to students at all four schools.
In 2009-10, Broadalbin-Perth is budgeted to spend $22,281 on extracurricular activities – a reduction of more than $20,000 from the 2008-09 budget. The majority of this money is used to pay stipends to club advisors.
Some clubs at Broadalbin-Perth are paid for using grant money. Many clubs, such as the drama club, pay for their activities through fundraisers and ticket sales to events or performances. In other clubs, additional costs associated with club activities are paid for by participants: For example, members of the elementary ski club pay for their own lift tickets.
Should the Board of Education consider making cuts to funding for Broadalbin-Perth’s extracurricular activities or clubs? If so, what criteria should the Board use to make those cuts?
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