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The shutdown of spring athletics and activities has led to a deluge of regret and frustration over what has been lost, but not all news coming from metro high school athletic departments has been bad.
Many schools are reporting significant savings as a result of not having to pay traditional costs related to administering and playing interscholastic sports.
“Right now, we’re saving about $112,000 in expenses,” Prior Lake activities director Russ Reetz said. “Things like fees for golf, transportation costs, officials, workers at events. And we have a lot of coaches that teach and they get excused early in the spring. So we’ve saved money on substitute teachers, too.”
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