Activity fee for soccer to be less than expected


It will cost less than expected for Sibley East students to participate in a cooperative soccer program with Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Last month, the Sibley East Board of Education approved entering into a two-year cooperative agreement with GSL beginning this fall as long as there was no cost to the district.

It was initially estimated that Sibley East students interested in playing soccer would need to pay a $400 activity fee to cover participation and transportation costs.

School board members learned Monday that the activity fee is now estimated to be in the $200 to $300 range. The reason for the smaller fee is that Sibley East can use $3,500 worth of integration dollars to pay for transportation costs, according to the school’s athletic director Randy Walsh.

According to Walsh, an exact activity fee won’t be determined until the school knows how many kids will participate in the program.

Sibley East students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in soccer are asked to attend an All Sports Eligibility Meeting which will be held Monday, August 10th in Gaylord. For more information on this meeting, see the advertisement on page three.