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HIGH SCHOOL FEES FOR SPORTS, DEBATE WILL RISE IN GRANITE

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Students registering in Granite District high schools this fall will find fees for many activities have increased.

Junior high school fees will remain the same at $25 for books ($10 refundable); $5 for activity fee; and $6 for memory book (optional). Participation fees for basketball, gymnastics, track, volleyball and wrestling will stay at $5, with an individual maximum of $10.Some high school fees will not change. Book fees will be the same as junior high school; driver education, $30; activity fee, $15. The yearbook cost will rise $5, to $25.

Participation in sports, debate and other activities will cost high school students more. A $70 maximum will be in effect, a $20 increase over the current maximum. The schedule, with current fees in parentheses, will be:

Baseball $25 ($20); basketball $35 ($25); cheerleading $15 ($10); cross-country $15 ($10); debate team (not classes) $20 ($10); drill team $35 ($25); football $35 ($25); golf $15 ($10); pep club $15 ($10); soccer $25 ($20); softball $25 ($20); swimming $20 ($15); tennis $15 ($10); track $20 ($15); volleyball $20 ($15); wrestling $25 ($20).

Board member Judy Larson expressed concern that children in some families may be priced right out of the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities. However, Wendall Sullivan, assistant administrator who presented the new fee schedule, said such activities are becoming more expensive and they must remain self-supporting. They cannot be subsidized from academic funds, he said.

Sullivan said the Granite fees are comparable to those charged in other Salt Lake County school districts and less than those in some other Wasatch Front districts.