Marin County is one of the richest counties in the U.S. Novato may cut its entire sports program to save $6 million. What if every school and college cut its sports programs? Is this a good idea or a bad one?
Marin County’s Novato Unified School District alarmed parents with a proposal to cut its entire sports program to help save $6 million over two years, which would affect about 75% of Novato’s 8,600 students. “When the community heard about the possible cut, they freaked out,” said Superintendent Jan La Torre-Derby, who adds that “it’s not set in stone yet.”