News 12 New Jersey visited BRRSD on May 3 to report on removal of activity fees

News 12 New Jersey visited BRRSD on May 3 to report on removal of activity fees

The fee for students to participate in activities, teams, and clubs was eliminated when the 2024-2025 school budget was approved by the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District Board of Education on April 30.


The budget that was approved totaled $183,090,908 million, which included a 2.59 increase.


News of the elimination of these fees—-which will be put into effect in September of 2024—caught the attention of one major news site—News 12 New Jersey.


Amanda Eustice, a reporter/camera person from News 12 New Jersey, on Friday, May 3, visited the Wade Building, the administration headquarters of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.


"One of our goals as a district is equity for all students' rights to reduce barriers for participation," Superintendent Beers said. "If you wanted to join a club, there's a fee; if you wanted to join a sport, there's a fee. That's eliminated because the last thing we want is a family's ability to pay for something to get in the way of student participation."


Superintendent Beers also applauded the efforts of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District Board of Education.


“I want to commend Barry Walker, the president, Jennifer Loughran, the vice president, and Steve Singer, the chairperson for our Finance/Facilities and Transportation Committee, and the entire Board of Education, and how they took on the initiative and supported it because it will have a profound effect on our student body next year,” Superintendent Beers said. 


The segment from News 12 New Jersey was broadcast Friday evening, May 3, and can be seen by clicking below.

https://newjersey.news12.com/bridgewater-raritan-school-district-waives-fees-to-participate-in-clubs-sports