A large portion of Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting was dedicated to the question of whether or not Milford Hockey was a sport or a club and how the City of Milford funds its sports.
Milford Indians Hockey team Head Coach Sal Follo and Treasurer Arlene Willis attended the Board of Education meeting. They were glad that the program was receiving a $10,406 increase, from $37,077 in 2012-2013 to $47,483 in 2013-2014.
Milford School students at Foran and Law who play on the Junior Varisty andVaristy hockey team pay $850 per student to help with costs, as do Platt Tech students, who are all part of the team.
While it has taken Hockey 23 years to reach the $47,483 in funding from Milford Schools, Lacrosse will now be fully funded by Milford Schools at a cost of $73,864 for 2013-2014.
Lacrosse was has been funded by Milford Youth Lacrosse over the past two years.
Hockey is now the only Milford Schools sport that is not fully funded by the City of Milford, though Chairperson Casey pointed to the expensive nature of ice hockey, saying, "Can you write me a check for $80 for my daughter who swims on the swim team? The bottom line is that there are sports that have expenses and there are sports that don't have expenses."