What do other school systems, including Fairfax County Public Schools, charge for school activity fees? How much would the fee need to increase to fund certified athletic trainers?
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The following are activity fees assessed in the seven Maryland school systems. Fairfax County Public Schools does not assess an activity fee.
||$100 per season
||$90 per season
||$30 per year
||$50 per year
||$100 per year
||$55 per season
||$40 per year ($45 for football)
MCPS currently collects activity fees from approximately 23,000 middle school and high school students per year. If the system-wide cost for athletic trainers at all 25 high schools is $500,000, based on the Anne Arundel and Howard County model of contracting with a third party, the current annual activity fee would need to be increased by approximately $22 to cover the cost of athletic trainers at all 25 MCPS high schools. If the cost is based on the Fairfax County model, which is a full-time employee at each school, the total cost is about $1.5 million and the activity fee would need to be increased by $66 to cover the costs.