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It's funny how far two dollars will go.
For sports teams and other extracurricular groups at City Schools, it may not be how far $2 will take them but the psychological boost knowing they may not have to raise that much more just to participate for their school.
In January, a Campbellsville Board of Education proposal was floated that traveling groups from City Schools would have to pay $3.86 a mile for bus travel.
It didn't make sense, even though a state auditor told them they should. A check of schools in area communities showed that most schools aren't abiding by any such auditor's mandate.
Participation in anything extracurricular takes some sacrifice, but our school systems should be looking for ways to make that participation easier, not harder.
The prospect of athletic teams and other groups having to come up with extra money to pay for bus travel could have had a chilling effect on some otherwise borderline kids. And it's likely that parents, coaches and advisers would have shouldered the majority of the fundraising responsibility to make that happen anyway.
We applaud the school system for reversing what we felt was an imposition to anyone who wore "Eagles" into competition on their jerseys.
The reversal didn't warrant much discussion at the last meeting and we'd have liked to know what went into Board members' decision. Nevertheless, a gentler mindset prevailed.
Bus travel is expensive and we understand the District itself will have to come up with the difference. We figure something else may suffer, but with little conversation, we can't speculate on what that might be.
But for the students who want to represent their school, we can say a collective thank-you for them.