During the fifth Community Roundtable in February, participants discussed topics related to athletics and extracurricular activities. Some of the participants’ most common recommendations were:
- Extracurricular activities are an important part of a well-rounded education.
- The numerous benefits of extracurricular activities are well worth the 1.25% of the school budget they cost.
- Students who participate in athletics and clubs develop character traits that are not as easily taught and developed in the classroom.
- If you cut clubs and sports, attendance will drop, the tardy rate will go way up, discipline referrals will increase, and test scores and academics will be hurt.
- Cutting clubs would affect more kids than cutting a teacher.