The following Student Activity Fee structure for ALL STUDENTS in Grades 6-12 for the School Year was approved by the School Committee on August 18, 2022.
Students participating in a Co-op Team will pay an additional fee payable to the Host School. Arrangements to have fees payable in FULL should be made prior to the start of activity/sport
No student will be denied access to participating in the below sports or activities due to financial reasons
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The fees collected will be used to subsidize student activities, including athletics, in combination with the school budget. A question and answer sheet about the student activity fees is included with this letter.
Maynard High School
Fowler School (Gr. 6-8)
Families that meet Federal income guidelines (Free/Reduced Students)
$100 – High School
$50 – High School
Notes: The first child is assessed the higher fee and all siblings are assessed the appropriate lower fee.
Maynard High School - Activities Covered by Fees:
Athletics (Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Baseball, Track)
Music Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble
Fowler School - Activities Covered by Fees
Athletics (Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Baseball, Track) 7-8 grade students may participate in Field Hockey and MHS JV sports if space available.
**Participation/membership in academic, competitive, honorary programs and student government are excluded from fees.
**No student will be denied access to playing due to financial reasons
Question and Answer Guide to Student Activity Fees
1. Who will pay a Student Activity Fee?
ALL students in Grades 6-12, homeschoolers, and students from other schools who participate in Maynard extra-curricular activities (e.g., Music, Athletics, WAVM, etc.) will pay the Student Activity fee.
2. When will payment of the fees be due?
The fees will be payable by August 12th of each year, unless applying for scholarship/aid.
3. What activities will be supported by the Student Activity Fees?
See chart above.
4. How will the fees be used? How will the activities be supported?
The fees will be used to offset the costs (salaries and expenses) for extra-curricular student activities, including athletics, thus reducing the amount of funds needed in the school budget for activities. For example, the total cost for activities is approximately $350,000. If $100,000 is collected in Student Fees, the remaining $250,000 will be expended from the school budget.
5. Will the fees cover the full cost of the activities?
No. The school budget will contain most of the costs as noted in question #3. Also, personal items, including some clothing, protective gear, and personal equipment, may be required, at additional family expense, for participation in some activities.
6. How will the funds be apportioned between the various activities?
The funds will not be used to subsidize any specific activities, but rather used to offset the costs of all activities.
7. How much will the fees be?
See chart above.
8. Will families who need assistance be accommodated?
a. Upon request, families that meet Federal income guidelines will pay a reduced amount per child.
b. In extraordinary circumstances, the Principal may grant further reduction in fees.
c. At the High School level, students may apply for assistance from “MHS Athletic Hall of Fame”
Committee. Applications are available in the High School Office or at the below link
9. What happens if a student does not pay the fee?
Maynard Public Schools will work with families who are unable to pay the fee. No student will be denied access to participating due to financial need. Please reach out to your School Principal or the Athletic Director for assistance.
10. What happens if a student moves out of the District after paying the fee?
If a student moves out before January 1, fifty percent (50%) of the fee will be returned. After January 1, there will be no refund of the fee.
11. What happens if a student moves into the District?
If a student moves into the District before January 1, the full fee will be assessed and be payable within 30 days. If a student moves into the District after January 1, fifty percent (50%) of the fee will be assessed and payable within 30 days.
12. What happens if a student tries out for a team and is cut from the team – will the activity fee be returned?
Yes, if this is the ONLY activity or sport the student tries out for. Athletic rosters and club member lists will be reviewed weekly to be sure all participants have paid their fee.
13. What happens if a student quits the team or club – will the activity fee be returned?
No, the fee will not be returned.