Z-M School Board Approves Activity Fee Increase


Extra-curricular activity fees will be increased this year for Zumbrota-Mazeppa students. The school has approved a contract with Mayo Clinic for a new athletic trainer and the fee increase will help offset the cost of the new expense. The new service will cost $43,680 for this school year, more than double the previous contract for 2022-23. Fee increases, score board advertising and transportation reductions are expected to make up the $20,000 difference.

Athletics for 7-8 graders increase from $80 to $100 and senior high increase from $105 to $125. Gymnastics increase from $180 to $200 for the middle school grades and $205 to $225 for the senior high grades. Plays and musicals increase from $35 to $50 and speech team and math league rise from $25 to $50 while robotics jump from $35 to $125. The fee for hockey remains at $650.

School starts this week for over 1,300 Zumbrota-Mazeppa students with grades 7-12 back in the classroom on Tuesday September 5th and the lower grades K-6 starting on Thursday September 7th .