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Participation fee info

Madison Local School District Pay to Participate Guidelines
The Madison Local Board of Education has instituted a pay to participate fee for all high school and middle school athletics.  The fees are listed below:
Madison High School Athletics
  • $180 for the first sport 
  • $180 for the second 
  • $100 for the third 
Madison Middle School Athletics
  • $120 for the first sport
  • $120 for the second 
  • $60 for the third 
  • Payment can be made by cash, check, money order and/or online payment through Infinite Campus.  There will be a charge of $25 for all returned checks. 
  • A family maximum is $720 
  • All payments by cash/checks for the Pay to Participate Athletic Fee must be made in the Main Offices at Madison High School or Madison Middle School.
  • Each athlete will be assessed the appropriate amount for their first, second, or third sport from the roster list that is submitted to the athletic director on the date of the first official contest of the season.
  • Once payment is made, there will be no refunds other than those listed under the “Refund Rules” below. 
  • Managers, statisticians & scorekeepers are excluded from Pay to Participate fees.
  • An athlete will be charged for only 1 sport per season (primary sport) and is permitted to participate in a second sport during the same season without another charge; e.g. a soccer player who is kicking for the football team.
  • A parent may earn credit for their child's participation fee by working three BINGO games per season. More information is here.
Refund Rules:
  • 100% refund if the athlete is injured and the injury occurs before the start of the competitive season. This applies only if the athlete’s season is ended by injury per a doctor’s excuse.
  • 100% refund if the student moves out of the district prior to the first contest. 
  • No refund if the student/athlete is deemed academically ineligible. 
  • No refund if the student/athlete quits the team or is removed for disciplinary reasons. 
NOTE:  All athletic fees must be paid in full for the upcoming season before an athlete can participate for the season (before the first scheduled contest). 

A paid participation fee does not guarantee that a student athlete will play. The control and determination of playing time will be determined by the coaching staff.
The Superintendent shall have final say over any discrepancies that may arise.


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