Volleyball, like other sports, has a difficult time in raising money to run its own program due to the fact that “pay-to-play” fees are illegal for public schools. The law was made when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had sued California in 2010 on the grounds that children attending public schools deserve a free education. This not only includes academic courses, but extra curricular activities as well. Prior to the law, the fees were used on what fundraisers pay for now.
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On one hand, students are able to participate in sports they want to play regardless of financial burden. However, a glaring “$3,000 per season per program” remains unaccounted for.
The CMHS volleyball program will receive approximately 20% of the total sales made from orders that came with flyers. The amount fundraised is yet to be determined. Krohnfeldt remains optimistic nonetheless:
“The place looked pretty busy and the players would hand flyers to customers as they came in. I think posting on Facebook and having both boys and girls participating helped.”