Like most school districts across the state, the Perkiomen Valley School District has faced challenges balancing the budget as expenses and mandates increase while revenue has not kept pace. In an effort to continue offering high-quality athletic and extracurricular activities, the school district has established an activity fee for students in grades 7-12 who participate in a school activity.
For the 2020-2021 school year, the activity fee is $100 per student with a maximum of $300 per household.
Students in grades 9-12 who participate in various school activities or athletic programs must pay the $100 activity fee. Fees for middle school students were waived for the 2020-21 school year.
To see a list of extracurricular activities and athletic programs for which the activity fee must be paid, please review the list at right. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
The activity fee revenue will be applied to the PVSD general fund to help to offset the varied costs related to extra-curricular activities and athletic programs, thereby allowing us to continue offering them. The varied costs include coach/advisor stipends, transportation to and from schools for activity and athletic events, club fees, and equipment related to all extracurricular activities and athletic programs.
My child has been asked to pay additional money by the group he/she is participating in. Why is this – shouldn’t the activity fee be enough?
Activity fees that are received for a student’s participation in a particular sport or activity do not go directly back to that group – the money that we collect goes back into the general fund and is then used to pay for the costs listed in the answer above. Therefore, individual athletic teams or student groups might need additional funds from students to help pay for trips, equipment, or other expenses that are relevant to that particular activity.
For your convenience, in partnership with Elavon Payments, online payments for activity fees can now be made through ParentVUE. Once logged into your account, you will see a Fee tab under the Home menu.
If you have received notification that your child is eligible for free or reduced lunches, please complete an application for waiver of activity fee (form for 22-23 coming soon).