No, I don't think that the question is whether to give it to the coaches or give it to the children. What this district has been concerned with is do they (the district) get there share. As the new policy states, 20% of the funds will go to the district - not sure exactly how that money will be used yet, but it may or may not go directly to the children. The rest will go to the coaches. So the only difference I see from the way it has been done for over 10 years is that the district now gets there share. I don't have a problem with that - maybe it should have been that way a long time ago. But for some reason, someone thought that the school property belonged to the students and that anytime they were using it (either during the camps or for the actual sports) they would not be charged. I think it is fair to say, the majority of kids that go to the camps are members of this community and their parents are already paying their taxes to pay for the buildings/fields/courts.<quoted text>
And I was afraid it would not be large enough to be seen, thank you for assuaging that concern.
My point in the matter is that if everything is hunky dory why are so many people worried about appearances? Why did Mr. Holtrey go to great lengths to deny the existence of the coaches running the camps for profit? Mr. Holtrey specifically claims in his interview with a friendly reporter from the Dayton Daily News:
Q – What about the summer camp accusation?
A - Somebody made an accusation to the state auditor’s office that coaches were running camps (and keeping profits) and that was fraudulent.(The school board) won’t even share with you what the accusation was.… It was not an investigation. They were following up on an accusation that in my view was a flagrant accusation with the intent of causing problems that there was NEVER ANY TRUTH TO.
Mr. Holtrey's response to the state auditor is exactly the opposite according to the State Audit report dated December 12, 2013.
State Auditor Report
Springboro Community City School District
December 12, 2013
"1. Springboro Boys Basketball Camps
A bank account was maintained by Troy Holtrey, the former Springboro High School head basketball coach and former ATHLETIC DIRECTOR who operated the camp. Mr. Holtrey indicated that he had been operating camps for approximately 20 years. He believes he opened the account in 2004/05 per the request of the Superintendent. Prior to operating his own bank account the camps financial activity was accounted for by the Springboro Boosters. Mr. Holtrey indicated that after he had paid for all of the expenses (camp workers, t- shirts, basketballs, etc.) related to the camp, he considered any funds remaining from the fees he collected to be his stipend.
We can look at all of the other people we wish, the point of the matter is we choose how to act based upon our own sets of principles, ethics, morals, and values we hold in this community.
The question begs itself are we for letting the children have the first crack at scarce resources or the coaches?
I say give it to the children first.
Still not sure why you feel coaches shouldn't receive any compensation for running the camps unless you feel that the camps are too expensive. The facts still remain, parents paid for a service - to have their child learn more about a sport during these camps, and those services were rendered.