With the Legislature cutting funds to every part of public education, everyone is worried about the lack of resources at Leon High School. One of the areas that already has limited funding is the athletic department.
Every year, the Leon County school district issues $17,500 to Leon High, earmarked for the athletic department. That is divided by the number of student activities sponsored by the school. Every sport, including cheerleading, sports training and dance, gets a cut of the money.
Some sports are excluded from the funds that Leon High distributes. For example, football does not get a share because it generates its own revenue.