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Lagging Hernando student activity fee could cause funding struggles



 BROOKSVILLE — Educators may soon struggle to fund everything from school field trips to awards banquets because of lagging activity fee collection across the Hernando County school system.

In the first year, Hernando County schools collected the required $15 activity fee from roughly 37 percent of students, raising doubts about the future viability of activities at some schools in a time of drastically diminished budgets.

Roughly 8,164 of the district’s 21,910 students paid the fee, generating about $122,000, according to district officials.

“If we don’t have the activity fees, I don’t know how schools are going to sustain the club organizations,” said superintendent Bryan Blavatt. “Those are not getting funded.”

Read more about the low activity fee collection here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:50pm]


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