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Participation Fee Information

MLSD Pay to Participate Guidelines

MLSD Pay to Participate Guidelines

The Madison Local Board of Education has instituted a pay to participate fee for all high school and middle school athletics.  The fees are listed below:
Madison High School ATHLETICS
  • $125 for the first sport 
  • $75 for the second 
  • $50 for the third 
Madison Middle School  ATHLETICS
  • $75 for the first sport
  • $50 for the second 
  • $25 for the third 
  • A maximum of $400 per family has been set for High School and Middle School students.
  • Payment can be made by cash, check, money order and/or online payment through Infinite Campus.  There will be a charge of $25 for all returned checks. 
  • All payments by cash/checks for the Pay to Participate Athletic Fee must be made in the Main Offices at Madison High School or Madison Middle School.
  • Each athlete will be assessed the appropriate amount for their 1st/2nd/ or 3rd sport from the roster list that is submitted to the athletic director on the date of the 1st official contest of the season.
  • Once payment is made, there will be no refunds other than those listed under the “Refund Rules” below. 
  • Managers, statisticians & scorekeepers are excluded from Pay to Participate fees.
  • An athlete will be charged for only 1 sport per season (primary sport) and is permitted to participate in a 2nd sport during the same season without another charge, e.g. a soccer player who is doing the kicking for the football team.
  • 100% refund if the athlete is injured and the injury occurs before the start of the competitive season.  (Applies only if the athlete’s season is ended by injury per a doctor’s excuse.) 
  • 100% refund if the student moves out of the district prior to the first contest. 
  • No refund if the student/athlete is deemed academically ineligible. 
  • No refund if the student/athlete quits the team or is removed for disciplinary reasons. 
NOTE:  Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, effective immediately all athletic fees must be paid in full for the upcoming season before an athlete can participate for the season (1st scheduled contest). 

A Paid Participation Fee does not guarantee that a student athlete will play. The control and determination of playing time will remain the responsibility of the coaching staff.

The Superintendent shall have final say over any discrepancies that may arise.


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