The West Carroll Community School District will now offer season athletic passes.
Superintendent Craig Mathers introduced a proposal at Wednesday’s board meeting for a discounted admission rate that he said could benefit local community supporters, as well as increase attendance.
Currently the district has three different programs in place that offer savings for West Carroll athletics. High school students can purchase a $15 “Bleacher Creature” T-shirt and get free admission. However, Mathers pointed out this is only good for high school events. Community members can currently purchase a season pass resulting in a discount of $1 a game.
Senior citizens and infants are currently admitted for free.
Board members agreed this would be a good thing. Board member Bev Kilpatrick said adding student attendance to athletic events helps the district. She also said it would be great for families, especially those with more than one child, who may not always be able to afford events. Board members John Brigham and Mark Klein said passes would be good if the district wants families to attend.
The board approved creating season athletic passes for all regular-season home games. The cost for the passes will be $30 for students, $60 for adults and $100 for families.
This will offer possible savings of 65 percent for students, 55 percent for adults and 80 percent for family passes.
Any lost passes will be replaced for $10.