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Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Prince George’s schools to charge for sports

Prince George’s County Public Schools will charge students $50 to play interscholastic sports beginning next school year.

Superintendent William Hite announced the move on Thursday as a way to maintain programs despite significant revenue cuts for the 2011-12 school year.

“We’re doing this out of necessity,” Prince George’s Athletic Director Earl Hawkins said. “We would have loved to kept the status quo, but that wasn’t happening.”

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