Winthrop sports fees

Malden, MA

#1 Sep 16, 2009
My neighbor tells me she just paid $300 for her 6th grader to run middle school track. For that $$ the student gets a T-shirt (provides own shorts/pants, and running shoes), coaching and a bus to away meets. The team members ahve to get to Deer Island on their own for home meets.

If there's 30 kids on the team, that's $9000. Where's it all go ... what does a bus cost to rent these days? How many away meets are there. I doubt the town is overpaying the coach and T-shirts aren't that expensive ... so where does the money go?

Makes me glad that my kids are gone. I don't know how people can afford to send their kids to public schools these days.

Wayland, MA

#2 Sep 17, 2009
Hi GrammyD. Looks like not many Winthrop folks here. For more discussion on user fees, see the post titled "High School Soccer Team Has No Uniforms" on

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