Provide information on budget cuts for athletics over the last several years.
In FY 2012, there was a significant budget reduction to the athletics program totaling $750,000.
Of the $750,000, reductions to high school athletic programs totaled $682,800 resulting in the elimination of stipends for cheerleading and developmental girl’s golf. Stipends also were reduced for practice sessions, the junior varsity season, co-ed and boys’ volleyball, and for the high school postseason. Also, there was a reduction in the high school intramural director stipend.
Reductions to the middle school athletic programs totaled $67,200. There was a reduction in stipends and equipment related to eliminating one game per sport. Also, there was a reduction in the athletic coordinator stipend.