Brentwood hikes sports event admission prices
By Stephanie Hacke
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Parents and students planning to attend a football or basketball game this season in the Brentwood Borough School District likely will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets.
School board members are set to vote at their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday on rates for the upcoming school year that include a $1 increase in game admissions for four sports.
This is the first time in several years that rates are set to increase, Superintendent Ronald Dufalla said at the school board's agenda setting meeting this past Monday.
Board members are scheduled to vote on rates that include: $5 tickets for adults attending football and basketball games and $3 for volleyball and swimming. Senior citizens would pay $4 for football and basketball games and $2 for volleyball and swimming, with students paying $3 and $2, respectively.
The “Golden Ager” card, which provides free admittance to district-sponsored events for senior citizens ages 65 years and older, will be made available again this year, board member Roger Gaughan said.
Proof of age is required to receive a card, which can be picked up at the school district administration offices, 3601 Brownsville Road.
Rates to use Brentwood Borough School District facilities could increase for the first time in five years.
Board members on Monday are set to vote on a revised fee structure for use of various district facilities that would raise the rates for the first time since 2008, Dufalla said.
“The majority of people that use the facilities are not charged because they fit into the free category,” Dufalla said. “With increases in costs in terms of utilities and so forth, it seems like the appropriate thing to do since we haven't raised the rates in about five years.”
School board members in the Brentwood Borough School District made several hires and agreed to post other jobs during their meeting Monday.
Board members in a 7-0 vote ratified the hiring of Vanessa Strassner as the coordinator of special education, effective Aug. 12, at a salary of $72,500.
Board secretary Donna Werner and board member Sarah Komlenic were absent.
Board members also, in a 7-0 vote, ratified the hiring of Christina Gattens as librarian for the elementary schools, effective Aug. 21.
The board also, with the same vote, ratified the posting of a part-time school police officer position.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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