Pay-to-play school sports on Berlin Board of Ed agenda

Published on Sunday, 8 October 2017 22:29
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

BERLIN - The Board of Education will discuss charging to participate in athletics at its meeting Tuesday.

The pay-to-play idea was discussed during the budget season as a way to generate revenue amid a potential $1.4 million budget cut to the school’s $43.9 initial status-quo request

The school’s budget was ultimately cut only $900,000, after the Town Council decided to allocate $500,000 more to the schools.

In those initial discussions, Board of Ed members discussed having the policy instituted across all sports.

“I believe that the agenda item is on the agenda so the board can refer it for study at a subcommittee in the event that the budget is again tight,” said School Superin-tendent David Erwin.

The board will also discuss official enrollment numbers for the 2017-18 school year and the district’s transportation policy.

Tuesday’s meeting, moved from its regular Monday slot because of Columbus Day, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Board of Education conference room, 238 Kensington Road.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Sunday, 8 October 2017 22:29. Updated: Sunday, 8 October 2017 22:31.