Loaner uniforms assigned new fees
The Physical Education Department has issued a new mandate that all loaner uniform rentals will carry a 25 cent fee.
The uniforms, which are collected from previous students, are loaned for a class period from the P.E. departments and have traditionally been free.
The decision to add a fee has aroused mixed feelings from the Seahawk community, since many students rely on the uniforms to get through gym class. It is a rule that students who do not dress up will not get credit for a class.
With this in mind, some feel as though the new fee is unreasonable.
“The loaners were already paid for by previous gym students,” sophomore Max Sogandares said. “I think that 25 cents, even though it’s not that much, adds up and it’s pretty unreasonable for a loaner.”
Other Seahawks are in support of the new idea.
“Go for it,” sophomore Leonardo Bojorge said. “It teaches kids responsibility.”
P.E. teacher Erin Turner defended the decision.
“We want to encourage the ninth and tenth grade PE students to be bringing their own uniforms,” Turner said. “We’re hoping by charging 25 cents that they won’t forget theirs, and also to cover the cost of cleaning them.” Turner said.