Charles City School Athletics Budget Takes Smaller Hit Than Others During Pandemic

A school year marked with various COVID-related restrictions and limitations comes to a close this week with the final day of classes for Charles City Schools on Thursday.

Like many districts in the state, the budget of the Comets’ athletic programs has been put to the test since Spring of 2020 because sports fans either weren’t allowed in or the number of spectators was greatly reduced. Superintendent Mike Fisher says smaller game attendance has a direct impact on athletic funding because schools’ athletic budgets are separate from the taxpayer-funded general school budget.

Fisher says while the Comets’ athletics budget has been running at a slight deficit, the district is in better shape than many other schools because they had a healthy balance going into the pandemic.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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