A suburban Detroit school district is dropping pay-to-play fees for participating in sports or band.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports the Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education recently voted to cancel the student activity fee, which was $100 for high school students and $75 at the middle school level.
The aim is to allow more participation in sports and band. School officials say they're considering new advertising efforts to make up the revenue lost from the fees.
Mike Schulte, director of student activities, athletics and facility usage, said in a statement that participation was on the decline because of pay-to-play.
Pay-to-play went into effect in 2009 when state aid was cut and the school board voted to slash programs to make the district's finances work.