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High School Extracurricular Participation Fee Information for 2017-2018

Pursuant to the action of the Board of Education in adopting the 2017-18 budget on June 12, 2017, Harford County Public Schools will charge high school students fees to participate in interscholastic athletics. The fees are as follows:

  • $100 per season to participate in any high school Junior Varsity (JV) or Varsity sport. A student who participates in two or more sports seasons is capped at paying for two seasons. The cap on fees applies to individual students. There is no family cap.

To make a payment, visit mySchoolBucks.com. All payments must be made via credit card or e-check online. Payments should not be made prior to release of the official roster for any given sport as refunds will not be made available. Fees are nonrefundable under any circumstances, including injury and ineligibility.

Waivers: A fee waiver is provided to students who have been approved for Free and Reduced Meals (FaRMS).

  • Student approved for FaRMS do not need to submit a waiver form. An approved meal benefit application is required for each school year.
  • Click here to access the meal benefit application.
  • Waivers are maintained in strict confidence by the principal or his/her designee. Athletic team coaches are not notified as to whether the participation fee requirement was met by payment of the fee or by a FaRMS waiver.

Athletics Participation Fee Payments

  • For the 2017-18 school year, the dates on which payment is due:
    • Fall Season – September 1, 2017, except for golf, which will be due on August 22, 2017
    • Winter Season – December 5, 2017
    • Spring Season – March 21, 2018
  • All team members are required to pay the fee by the due date. Failure to pay will result in holding that participant out of contest(s) until payment is rendered.
  • Any student not meeting their financial obligation will be notified by a school administrator.
  • The Principal or designee will notify the coach that the student is ineligible until payment is received or FaRMS application is approved.
  • The payment of the fee is required of all students who are members of a team roster; students are not guaranteed playing time by virtue of paying the fee.
  • Students who participate by providing a service to the team (managers, statisticians, and announcers) will not be charged the fee to participate.