A Chance to Make an Informed Decision on November 5th

Our school district believes that participation in athletics, band, choir, drama, and other student organizations is an important part of offering opportunities to students. For many students, participating in these groups or as a member of a team makes for a much better school experience. In fact, research supports that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better and have a higher rate of graduation than students who do not.

 

The budget reduction plan for Lebanon City Schools was released last week. This plan provides details regarding the planned cuts should the school levy fail on November 5. While most of the plan includes budgetary cuts, there is a part of the plan that calls for an increase in pay-to-participate fees.

 

Currently, high school athletes pay $250 per sport to participate. Junior high athletes pay $175 per sport. The revenue from these fees, around $250,000 per year, funds approximately one-third of the total cost for the athletic program. To continue our athletic program if the levy fails, 100% of athletic operating costs will need to be funded by the participants in the program. This means that pay-to-participate fees would increase from $250/$175 per sport to $700-$800 per sport depending on the total number of athletes.

 

Our athletic department has been fielding questions about pay-to-participate and we understand that a large increase will damage our program and lead to some students not participating. However, the core mission of a school district is to educate students in the classroom and without the additional revenue from this levy, our district simply cannot continue to supplement athletic costs.

 

The intent of this communication is to make all athletes and parents aware of the possibilities discussed here so that you can make an informed decision on November 5.

11/6/2019 12:30 AM

2019-2020 OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form

Please be advised that the 2019-2020 OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form that is listed under RESOURCES is an ACCEPTED form by the OHSAA.

5/1/2020 1:19 PM

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  • Knowing it was close... parents are watching closely as the LHS girls try to claim a spot in the finals.

    Knowing it was close... parents are watching closely as the LHS girls try to claim a spot in the finals.

  • Parents trying to get a good view of the action on the lanes at the 2016 Pre-Season bowling tournament.

    Parents trying to get a good view of the action on the lanes at the 2016 Pre-Season bowling tournament.

  • Coach Perkins, Coach Volmering, Jess Schultz, and Delaney Brun waiting on announcement of what teams advanced to finals...we missed by 4 pins!

    Coach Perkins, Coach Volmering, Jess Schultz, and Delaney Brun waiting on announcement of what teams advanced to finals...we missed by 4 pins!

  • Jess,Mia,Austin,Jaron,and Delaney working the evening parade. Working hard to keep the horses & carriages safe from the thousands of parade goers.

    Jess,Mia,Austin,Jaron,and Delaney working the evening parade. Working hard to keep the horses & carriages safe from the thousands of parade goers.

  • Maddie,Amanda,and Justin at the Water Street checkpoint and look who stopped by to say hello!

    Maddie,Amanda,and Justin at the Water Street checkpoint and look who stopped by to say hello!

  • The 2013-2014 LHS girls qualified for districts and came with 51 pins of advancing to state for the 1st time ever. It was the best season ever by the LHS girls bowling team!

    The 2013-2014 LHS girls qualified for districts and came with 51 pins of advancing to state for the 1st time ever. It was the best season ever by the LHS girls bowling team!

  • Senior Regan DeGeorge (back row,5th from Left)) and Junior Emily Temple (front row, 3rd from Left)individually qualified for districts during the 2012-2013 season.

    Senior Regan DeGeorge (back row,5th from Left)) and Junior Emily Temple (front row, 3rd from Left)individually qualified for districts during the 2012-2013 season.

  • The 2010-2011 LHS girls made their 3rd consecutive trip to districts. People are beginning to realize that LHS bowling is solid.

    The 2010-2011 LHS girls made their 3rd consecutive trip to districts. People are beginning to realize that LHS bowling is solid.

  • The 2010-2011 LHS Girls made a 2nd straight district tourney trip to Eastern Lanes in Middletown finishing 20th

    The 2010-2011 LHS Girls made a 2nd straight district tourney trip to Eastern Lanes in Middletown finishing 20th

  • In only their 2nd year, the 2009-2010 girls team advanced to their 1st ever district tourney.

    In only their 2nd year, the 2009-2010 girls team advanced to their 1st ever district tourney.

  • Our 1st ever LHS girls bowling team!

    Our 1st ever LHS girls bowling team!

  • Outside Poelking South waiting for our bus to pick us up after our West Carrollton Match.

    Outside Poelking South waiting for our bus to pick us up after our West Carrollton Match.