How critical were extracurriculars to your development? I know, for me, they provided invaluable lessons and friendships. Not to mention the scholarship opportunities that arose from them. I can understand not buying new equipment or going to a fee system, but in my home town of Grove City, they were completely cut. Another reason I will probably never move back. Out of all the news outlets, Sports Illustrated just published probably the most in depth coverage of the issue.
in the past 15 years, they've passed only one operating levy -- in 2005 -- and that took several tries. Johnson, the school board president, said every cut has pained her because each one represents "an opportunity lost for a child." Johnson is campaigning for the levy as well as her own seat, which is one of three up for election in November. She warned that no matter who sits on the board, a defeat of the levy will force the district to cut even deeper. Athletics would be gone, but that probably would be a secondary concern. "The next round of cuts will directly impact classroom instruction," Johnson said. "That's what we've been trying to protect."