Dear Albemarle County Schools: Why Not Accept Online Payments?

Pay to Play:

One of the budgetary changes enacted this school year in Albemarle County schools is the “student activity fee” –

A student activity fee of $75 per student, per sport, with a cap of $450 per family will be enacted.

Regardless of the arguments for or against the fee, why make collecting it so difficult?

The Athletic Fee Letter recently distributed to Western Albemarle High School parents notes the ways to make payments … bring the check or mail the check. The check? Who uses checks?

1. FALL COLLECTION NIGHTS
Friday, August 13 (Football Scrimmage); 6:00 -7:00 at WAHS Stadium
Wednesday, August 18 (Fall Sports Parents Meeting); 6:30 -8:00 at WAHS Cafeteria
Thursday, August 19 (Open House); 6:30-7:30 at WAHS Cafeteria

2. Bring or mail directly to Western Albemarle Athletic Department: Western Albemarle High School Athletic Department 5941 Rockfish Gap turnpike Crozet, VA 22932

How hard would it be to set up a PayPal account or any other Paypal alternatives?

Think of the labor saved. The convenience gained. The ease of collecting the fees.

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