If your kids play sports or want to perform in the spring production - it'll cost you.
Harford County Public Schools approved an extracurricular participation fee to include drama performers in June.
The theater fee was included in the school system's 2017 budget which passed June 13, 2016.
As outlined on their website, high school students are required to pay the following fees to participate in interscholastic athletics and drama productions:
- $100 per season to participate in any high school junior varsity (JV) or varsity sport
- $100 for a student's performance in as many productions as his or her school stages during an academic year
The fees are capped at $200 for an individual student.
Last year's fee was $50 for athletes and there was no fee for drama. This school year, student athletes and performers are required to pay $100.
"We're a one income family and so this fee is causing a hardship for our family and it's causing a hardship for many other families too," parent, Renee Duzan said.