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Change policy of DeKalb County School System regarding money earned from post season athletic play

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It has been an ongoing policy of the DeKalb County School System (DCSS) in the state of Georgia that all money earned from post season play in all Athletic Programs goes solely to the DCSS. Currently NONE of the earned proceeds from post season play goes to any of the schools involved. We, the Quarterback Club of Tucker High School, wish to change this policy such that these schools involved in the post season athletic events be the recipients of the money that they have rightfully earned. We are advocating this as a countywide policy change, not just for Tucker High School. A State Championship is a goal every high school athlete dreams of achieving! The commitment of the coaching staff, the school administration, and the financial and emotional support of the parents and community play a key role in the success of any athletic program. However, in order for a Quality Athletic Program to survive, there must be an incentive, i.e. the money earned playing in post season. Athletic programs, such as the AAAA 2011 Football State Championship Tucker Tigers, need additional funding to cover such costs as meals, training staff, coaches, transportation, practice facilities and/or lighting, additional wear and tear on equipment, etc. It must be noted that the funds we earn as a successful sport program are unexpected and unbudgeted money that should not be used by the DeKalb County School System to fund programs that are unrelated to athletics. Please sign in favor of having the Athletic Programs of all participating schools be the recipients of these funds, not the DCSS!

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