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Vote postponed to increase cost of student tickets at Fayette sports events

Fans watched as Lafayette’s Ross Jenkins tried to prevent Lexington Catholic’s Javin Hardin from getting a shot in the semifinals of the 43rd District basketball tournament at Lafayette's Jackson Carlisle Gymnasium Feb. 22, 2016.
Fans watched as Lafayette’s Ross Jenkins tried to prevent Lexington Catholic’s Javin Hardin from getting a shot in the semifinals of the 43rd District basketball tournament at Lafayette's Jackson Carlisle Gymnasium Feb. 22, 2016. Herald-Leader

Student admission prices for many of Fayette County high school sporting events would increase by a dollar under a proposal that was on the school board’s agenda Monday.

But a vote on that issue and on revising Fayette County’s high school athletic guidelines in general was postponed until August.

Under the proposal, the adult admission for many athletic games would drop by a dollar.

Currently the adult admission for volleyball, football, soccer, basketball and track is $6, and student admission is $4.

Under the proposed change, student and adult admission would be the same: $5.

“This will allow for quicker entry into games, fewer accounting errors, less change (money) on hand,” the document said. “It is more in line with surrounding counties, creating an overall more efficient operation.”

For baseball and softball, admission is currently $4 for adults and $2 for students. Under the proposed change, for baseball and softball games, admission would increase $1 to $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The proceeds of ticket sales from sporting events stay with the individual school, District spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said.

Fayette County’s high school athletic guidelines are reviewed annually by the high school athletic directors and all coaches at the beginning of the school year. School board members did not discuss the decision to postpone a vote on Monday. But district officials said earlier in the month that school board members might want to spend more time reviewing the proposed revisions.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears

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