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Chesaning proudly bucks Saginaw County ‘Pay-to-Play’ trend

As more schools dig deep into their students’ pockets, Chesaning decided to go in the opposite direction.

For the past three school years, Chesaning has not charged its student-athletes a fee to participate on its sports teams. Two years ago, Chesaning went one step further. Its students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, do not have to pay to watch their classmates compete.

Chesaning’s stance goes against a growing trend across the state of Michigan and in Saginaw County, where more school districts have begun charging students to participate in school athletics.

“We don’t want money to keep students from attending or participating. Fees do hurt participation, especially in sports like cross country and tennis and track, where parents are less willing to pay for their children to participate.

“Frankly, what we’re doing is working out well.”

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