I agree with this as one means of dealing with shortfalls. While I am totally in support of high school sports, some have gotten out of hand and some, IMO, are not real sports but rather activities. When did it become required to add each and every so called sport to a High Schools required offerings? If a school district is in financial trouble, the first cut or reductions should be adminstrative. No school principal is worth $150,000 per year. No superintendent need be paid more than a governor. No teacher who cannot function at a high level should even be teaching.
After making these cuts, I feel sports that cannot pay there way or help pay should be the first to go. Education has got to be the first priority. If districts are not able to support each and every sport, I would look to the community and re-develope a strong playgorund program.
If that is not workable, do what many Minnesota districts have done, increase the activity fee. I for one am willing to use my tax dollars to educate children, but if money is tight, drop the sports, or attend your local school board meetings and demand administrative pay in line with reality. The arguemant that "we need to pay more to get qualified people" just does not work anymore.