District 90 reduces fees for sport and club participation

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Board President John Wagnon presents Rehema Tuju with a Racial Harmony award at the District 90 meeting. Also pictured Ryan Keller and Carrie Hruby. (Submitted Photo)

O’FALLON – The District 90 Board of Education approved extracurricular fees at their March meeting that will provide a significant savings to parents.

Going into the 2016-17 school year, the fee associated with a sport will be $100 and $50 for a club. The fee for band was not changed.The Board also approved two-way transportation to events, unless a team only needs one-way transportation.

The new fee structure came from a Extra Curricular Fee Advisory Committee recommendation. The committee took months studying fees at surrounding districts and figuring out how to make the numbers work as it relates to District 90.

“This is something that has been a hot button issue for a really long time. It’s something that parents have said for a long time that needed to be addressed. So the fact that we had a committee that studied it and made a recommendation like this to the Board, it’s been a very good process. It’s been a very thorough review of all of the details that helps ease the burden on parents,” Superintendent Carrie Hruby said.

In other news:

• The District 90 Boundary Committee presented and alerted the Board that they do not feel they have had ample enough time to study the various school

District 90 meeting

Trinity Choice receives the Racial Harmony Award at the District 90 Board of Education meeting. (Submitted Photo)

boundaries within the district. As a result, there will be no district boundary changes or realignments for the 2016-17 school year. The committee will continue to analyze data and prepare a recommendation for the Board.

• During the Treasurer’s report it was revealed that District 90 has moved off of the state’s “Watch” list as it relates to the financial stability of school districts and onto the “Early Warning” list. Hruby said it is a slow climb back up the list, but that prudent financial decisions by the Board has allowed their standing to improve.

• The Board voted to make May 23, 2016, the final day of the 2015-16 school year. The final day was pushed back due to the use of two emergency days for snow.

• Rehema Tuju and Trinity Choice were awarded Racial Harmony awards at the meeting.