Recently there was a new state law (HB218) that was passed, part of which stated that Club sports would be allowed to use the school’s facilities (such as the Football fields, etc)
This was GREAT to hear as Lacrosse in Utah is still only a club sport, and has never been given any love by the different School Districts in Utah. I hated this as a High School player. We weren’t allowed to use the school’s fields, and we had no support from the schools. Basically we were just able to use the School’s name and that was it.
Unfortunately the Utah School Districts have found a loophole in the new law to ‘keep us away’.
The schools are saying we can use the field, but that we have to pay an exorbitant amount of money to step foot on the fields.
Davis School District is charging $1,000 PER USE!
That would be $1,000 for each practice and game.
Alpine School District wants $300 PER USE!
Obviously this is not possible for club sports.
I say SHAME on all of Utah’s School Districts!
Not all kids want to play Football, Basketball, Baseball, or Soccer.
To take the ability for the kids who decide to play other sports the right of at least playing AT THIER school, is just SAD!
These kids get no support from their schools, no recognition of their wins, and can’t even play at their schools.
The fact that the school districts are using a loophole in the new law to keep the kids away, is even more disgusting.
It makes me MAD at the school districts, and sad for the boys and girls.
If you feel the same way, I strongly suggest that you let your school district know.
Jordan School District: Patrice Johnson (Superintendent of Schools) – 801-567-8323 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpine School District: Vern Henshaw (Superintendent of Schools) – (801) 610-8420 – email@example.com
Davis School District: Dr. W. Bryan Bowles (Superintendent of Schools) – (801) 402-5258 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Granite School District: Martin W. Bates (Superintendent of Schools) – (385) 646-4523 – email@example.com
Salt Lake City School District: Dr. McKell Withers (Superintendent of Schools) – (801) 578-8351 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your district not listed above? Find your district at: http://www.onlineutah.com/schooldistricts.shtml
View House Bill 218 at: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hb0218.htm