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Coupeville increases athletic admission fees

Sarah Stuurmans sells a ticket to a spectator watching Coupeville High School varsity football team beat Bellevue Christian Friday night. Ticket prices are increasing at Coupeville School District athletic events. - Nathan Whalen photo
Sarah Stuurmans sells a ticket to a spectator watching Coupeville High School varsity football team beat Bellevue Christian Friday night. Ticket prices are increasing at Coupeville School District athletic events.
— image credit: Nathan Whalen photo

Spectators looking to enjoy a game in Coupeville will be paying a bit more at the gate.

The Coupeville School Board Monday night approved increasing the admission fees for Coupeville athletic events.

Following the decision, admission fees are increasing by $1 and the 10-event ticket is increasing by $8.

To attend Coupeville games, adults will pay $6; students in grades six-12 will pay $6; Visiting students in grades 6-12 will pay $3; children in grades kindergarten-five will pay three dollars and students at the Coupeville Middle School and High School with an ASB card, along with preschool children accompanied by an adult, will gain free admission.

Families with one parent and four children or two parents and two children will pay $15 while a 10-event ticket will cost $40.

“I understand this is a little bit last minute,” superintendent Jim Shank said during Monday’s Coupeville School Board meeting.

The school year has already started and the Coupeville High School football team has already played its first home game.

The increase stems from a recommendation made by the Cascade Conference. With the admission fee increase, the Coupeville School District will be in line with other schools in the conference; which the district hasn’t been for some time, Shank said.

Coupeville Middle and High School Principal Sheldon Rosenkrance added that the Cascade Conference’s admission fees hadn’t been in line with other conferences either.

School board member Don Sherman questioned how the district’s family rates compare with other districts in the conference.

Rosenkrance said family rates are a little different at each school because of how it accounts for elementary school students.

The increase in tickets isn’t the only increase Coupeville families are seeing. The Coupeville School Board last month increased lunch fees for students.

The board approved a 25-cent increase for hot lunches offered in schools.

Elementary school students pay $3 for lunch, middle and high school students pay $3.25 cents and adults pay $5 for lunch.

School Board president Kathleen Anderson questioned what kind of feedback staff has received concerning the lunch prices.

Shank said he’s received no feedback about the hot lunch prices.

 

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