Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop offering free athletics, activities to students
WINTHROP, Minn. (KEYC) — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Public Schools is waiving registration fees for athletics and activities for students.
The GFW School Board voted unanimously to waive all activity fees for all students for the next school year.
The district cites a connection between extracurricular activity and academic performance as the motivation behind the move.
GFW says its goal is to break down financial barriers in the community and give students the opportunity to branch out and try new sports, clubs and activities.
”We’re coming through a global pandemic, we’re seeing inflation rates going up, and we want to provide opportunities for families to be involved in this. And, so, if this is one barrier we can take away for our families so students can get engaged in activities, we feel like that’s a good thing,” GFW Superintendent Jeff Horton explained.
GFW credits community support and engagement with giving them the opportunity to offer free activities.
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