Starting in fall 2011,
Portage Public Schools is implementing a ‘Pay-to-Participate’ plan to help
subsidize the cost of current extra-curricular programs. This decision comes
as a result of reductions in funding from the State of Michigan.
“Rather than eliminating any of the extra-curricular programs offered, the
Pay-to-Participate plan will help to cover the cost of the existing
programs,” said West Middle School Principal and Supervisor of Secondary
Education Larry Killips.
The Pay-to-Participate program is for students at the middle and high school
levels (grades 6-12) participating in extracurricular activities. It
encompasses varsity athletics, all intramural sports, as well as certain
clubs and other extra-curricular activities, such as musical productions,
play productions, debate and forensics – except when students are
participating in these activities as a class.
To ensure that the program is affordable and that all students who wish to
participate are able to do so, there is a family cap for families with more
than one student, and financial assistance available for families
demonstrating financial need.
All middle and high school families in the District received a mailing with
details about the program.
Letter to Parents/Guardians
Middle School Worksheet
High School Worksheet
Please click on the RevTrack icon below to make pay-to-participate payments