Calling it an opportunity to create a revenue stream for the football program while also keeping up with the other schools in their region, Sandy Creek High is asking the Board of Education permission to charge for parking at home varsity football games.
Sandy Creek is currently in a region devoid of other Fayette schools and instead is in a grouping where most of their opponents charge for parking. If approved, the $3 parking fee would be in line with the amount charged by their other region schools.
Both the main student lot and the faculty lot in front of the school would be reserved for paid parking, and each game would require up to 12 adult volunteers and 20 ROTC cadets from the school. The cadets would receive credit towards their community service requirements. Free parking would still be available at Flat Rock Middle and Burch Elementary.
The goal is to create a revenue source for the Sandy Creek football booster club to decrease booster club participation fees, pay down debts, and fund facility improvements. While other sports like basketball and baseball glean revenue for concessions at their games, the marching band maintains the concession stand at football games.
The Board of Education is expected to vote on the proposal at their June 17 meeting.