Harford County students will pay to join clubs, play sports

Harford County's public schools are mired with a $20 million deficit, and according to WJZ, the district is turning to parents and students to help bridge the gap.

WJZ says that Harford County Schools will now charge students to participate in both after school sports and extracurricular activities, including joining clubs.

The fees include $50 per student for each sport they play in and $25 for each club they join. Officials say the cuts are necessary because of a $6 million cut in state education funding.

"Not all students have the same financial ability and not all parents do, so that is going to have some effect on them there," one teacher told WJZ.