The information he found confirmed there are a variety of ways schools approach an athletic-sharing agreement, including a pay-per-participate method, a flat rate fee or no cost at all.
However, in his career at Clinton High School and his former position in the Northeast School District, the per-participant cost is all he’s been a part of and feels comfortable continuing that process.
“It’s all over the board,” Lueders said. “There’s flat fees, there’s little or no charges and then there’s what we do is a we determine a per- participant cost and that’s how we bill the schools. And it’s not really a true per-participant cost, we don’t take all of the expenses that go into a particular program. We’ve basically just focused on supplies and salaries and kind of come up with that figure.”
While the board expects it will accept the athlete-sharing agreement as they have in the past, a final decision or policy will not be determined until the next regular school board meeting April 14.