Schools in Crisis: Extracurricular Cuts

February 23, 2011

By Stacia Kalinoski

EUGENE, Ore. —¬†They are symbolic of athletic excellence, a symbol of accomplishing ones goals, and possibly in some peril; because as state budgets tighten, so do many after school opportunities.

We’ve heard a lot about larger class sizes and teacher layoffs, but maybe the top concern on some students’ minds is cuts to extracurricular activities.

It’s 4J students who will feel the effects. Their¬†activities budget will be slashed by 25 percent next school year.

The 4J district activities director says he’s still in the very early stages of deciding what to eliminate.

But it’s a safe bet that everything from sports to music will feel some kind of pain.

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