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1 Lights Out for Extracurricular Activities By Ryan Evans By Ryan Evans

2 National Problem  Athletic budget cuts are happening in many states across the nation.  Some states effected seeing budget cuts in athletics: California, Florida, South Carolina, and Ohio.  Junior High programs are being cuts as well  Athletic budget cuts are happening in many states across the nation.  Some states effected seeing budget cuts in athletics: California, Florida, South Carolina, and Ohio.  Junior High programs are being cuts as well

3 Making the Cut  States are seeing a seeing a shortfall in taxes  Schools are seeing a shortfall in funding  Because the state do not have the funds. (It is the “snowball” effect.)  Schools are to educate students so academics have top priority over athletics.  States are seeing a seeing a shortfall in taxes  Schools are seeing a shortfall in funding  Because the state do not have the funds. (It is the “snowball” effect.)  Schools are to educate students so academics have top priority over athletics.

4 Making the Cut cont.  Communities voting down levies and tax overrides.  People feel schools need to do a better job budgeting instead of asking for more money  Communities voting down levies and tax overrides.  People feel schools need to do a better job budgeting instead of asking for more money

5 Repercussions  Students are just students not student athletes.  Parents separating so their children can participate in extracurricular activities in another school district.  Students filling for emancipation from their parents so they can live in other school districts where their activities are offered.  Students are just students not student athletes.  Parents separating so their children can participate in extracurricular activities in another school district.  Students filling for emancipation from their parents so they can live in other school districts where their activities are offered.

6 Repercussions cont.  Communities “dieing” out.  Homes for sale going up and home buyers going down.  People move out of the school district.  Communities “dieing” out.  Homes for sale going up and home buyers going down.  People move out of the school district.

7 References  Clark, H. (1999, Nov. 26). Athletics, extracurriculars targeted for school budget cuts. The Portage County Gazette [Online]. Available: [1999, Nov. 26].  Kirley, J. (2009, March 19). St. Lucie budget cuts affect schools, jobs, athletics and more. TC Palm [Online]. Available: l athletics-and-more.htm [2009, March 19]. l  Makin, K. (2009, Feb 12). How will budget cuts affect school athletics? Aiken Standard: [Online]. Available: [2009, Feb 12].  Mather, K. (2009, June 4). Budgets put school sports on defense. The Daily Breeze: [Online]. Available: [2009, June 4].  Staples, A. (2009, Sept. 16). The impact of an Ohio school district’s decision to cut sports. Sports Illustrated: [Online]. Available: [2009, Sept. 16]  Tune, M. (2009, Feb. 11). Athletics could be cut in Aiken County during budget cuts WRDW News 12: [Online]. Available:  [2009, Feb 11].  Wilson, N. (2009, May 5). Lucia Mar school board to cut athletics budget, charge for bus rides next year. The Tribune: [Online]. Available: [2009, May 5].  10News.com (2009, May 26). Could Budget Cuts Spell Doom for High School Sports? Retrieved June , from 10News San Diego [Online]. Available: [2009, May 26].  Clark, H. (1999, Nov. 26). Athletics, extracurriculars targeted for school budget cuts. The Portage County Gazette [Online]. Available: [1999, Nov. 26].  Kirley, J. (2009, March 19). St. Lucie budget cuts affect schools, jobs, athletics and more. TC Palm [Online]. Available: l athletics-and-more.htm [2009, March 19]. l  Makin, K. (2009, Feb 12). How will budget cuts affect school athletics? Aiken Standard: [Online]. Available: [2009, Feb 12].  Mather, K. (2009, June 4). Budgets put school sports on defense. The Daily Breeze: [Online]. Available: [2009, June 4].  Staples, A. (2009, Sept. 16). The impact of an Ohio school district’s decision to cut sports. Sports Illustrated: [Online]. Available: [2009, Sept. 16]  Tune, M. (2009, Feb. 11). Athletics could be cut in Aiken County during budget cuts WRDW News 12: [Online]. Available:  [2009, Feb 11].  Wilson, N. (2009, May 5). Lucia Mar school board to cut athletics budget, charge for bus rides next year. The Tribune: [Online]. Available: [2009, May 5].  10News.com (2009, May 26). Could Budget Cuts Spell Doom for High School Sports? Retrieved June , from 10News San Diego [Online]. Available: [2009, May 26].


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