What is Fair Share?
Fair Share is an annual fee collected from each art area student that supplements the needs of his/her own Arts Department not covered by public school dollars. The amount for each Theatre area (Musical/Performance/Technical) varies based on the needs within each area but it benefits all students. The funding is used to cover specialized classroom materials/supplies, equipment, master classes, workshops, accompanist, paint, new student incoming reception, senior banquet, tools (Zoom, Wix, 904tix, website builder, etc.) that facilitate daily operation. This school year, there is new Theatre faculty added with additional curriculum opportunities and our Fair Share can help equip these classrooms with the needs to deliver their various intensive studies at the highest quality expected when you attend DA.
Due to the pandemic, there are uncertainties around what the Theatre Department and the Booster org. can provide the first part of the year. As a result, FAIR SHARE DUE IS ON HOLD FOR THE 1ST QUARTER. Typically, Fair Share is due by November each year but that deadline will be extended until at least January. We are re-evaluating amounts for this year so while donations are always welcome, details/updates on “partial” Fair Share will be provided at a later date.
How much is the Theatre Department Fair Share amount?
The Fair Share amount for the 2020-2021 school year:
Performance Theatre is $225
Technical Theatre is $250
Musical Theatre is $300
How is Fair Share Satisfied?
There are three ways to satisfy your fair share:
Pay in full. If you pay by September 30th, the “early bird” $25 discount is applied.
Participate in the annual Poinsettia fundraiser and earn money towards Fair Share! For every Small Poinsettia sold ($5 goes towards Fair Share balance) and for every Large Poinsettia sole ($7 goes towards Fair Share balance). These are great Holiday gifts and if you sell just 20 Large and more than half is paid off!
Email if payment plan arrangement is needed and we are flexible with options. We are happy to work with you, however, we do need you to contact us directly.
What happens if I have more than one student in Theatre?
For families with more than one student enrolled in the Theatre Department, the annual Fair Share for the first student shall be the full amount of fair share, and for siblings 50 percent of the fair share. The Fair Share amount for students enrolling in the second semester of the school year shall be 50 percent of the full fair share.
What if my student transfers to another art area?
Theatre department Fair Share does not follow your student. They are only responsible for Fair Share every school year that the student is part of the Theatre department.
What if I can’t pay my student’s Fair Share?
If you are not financially able to pay your student’s Fair Share, you must discuss this with the Theatre Booster Treasurer, the Co-President of the Theatre Boosters Board or the Theatre Department chair. Feel free to email us so that we can help.
Can Fair Share roll over?
Students may rollover any overage above the current Fair Share agreed for that year to the next year. There are several families that do very well with the Poinsettia fundraiser and after having their fair share covered for the year, carry over a credit for the following year.
Any credit/overage can be used to pay for other student booster sponsored events such as District/State Thespian festivals.
If it is your student’s senior year and you still have credit/overage, you can designate it or have it applied towards another student in arrears/in need.
How do I pay my student’s fair share?
Fair Share money may be paid by check, money order or credit/debit card.
The most convenient way to pay your Fair Share is by using the paypal buttons below to pay with your credit/debit card instantly.
Checks/money orders should be made out to: DA Theatre Boosters. Please write the student’s first and last name on the check and indicate that it is for Fair Share. Fair Share money may either be mailed or hand delivered by your student(s).
If you are mailing the Fair Share please address the envelope to: DA Theatre Boosters, P.O. Box 10471, Jacksonville, FL 32247
For hand‐delivered payments, the cash, check, or money order should be placed in a sealed envelope with the name of your student and a notation of Fair Share written on the outside of the envelope. It should be deposited in the Theatre Boosters locked drop box (“the Gold Box”), located on the wall between the Black Box Theatre and the Technical Theatre Shop.
Statements of Fair Share payment status will be sent to students at intervals throughout the year.
Still have questions regarding Fair Share that we have not addressed above?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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