Dear RBVLL Families,
We have been advised by the Vista Unified School District that they would like to start charging RBVLL and other Vista Little Leagues for the use of their fields for practices. We are being asked to pay $8 per hour, per school for the entire season. The VUSD is asking that this fee is paid, in advance. Currently, we use approximately three school locations for three hours every weekday, throughout the entire season.
RBVLL does not support these new costs. Our players attend these schools and our families support them. Rancho Buena Little League is a non-profit organization that works very hard to raise money to support itself, this season and every season, while keeping costs to families as low as possible. We give children a healthy after school opportunity to play baseball. We teach sportsmanship, we stress the importance of working hard on the field and in the classroom, and we show players the importance of community. We believe that schools and youth sports organizations should be working together to support our children. If these costs were to stay, we would have no choice but to pass these costs on to our families in future registration fees or additional costs.
We have an opportunity to collectively take a stand against these new fees at the Vista Unified School Board meeting this Thursday, February 20th at 7pm. We are inviting all RBVLL families to attend the meeting tomorrow evening and to bring your children. We encourage you to wear your RBVLL shirts and uniforms to show support for our league and to let the Vista Unified School Board see how many children will be affected by this decision. We need your support to let the VUSD School District know how much this will impact our league and ultimately our children.
We firmly believe that the Vista U nified School District should support our efforts by not charging RBVLL and other Little League organizations to use their fields. We would greatly appreciate any and all support by you and your family attending this meeting. VALL’s President will be presenting this issue to the School Board during this meeting. Please consider attending to show an outpouring of support for our children.
VUSD School Board Meeting
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Location: Vista Civic Center, Morris Vance Community Room
Thank you to all of our RBVLL families for your continued support of Rancho Buena Little League!