has reported that Fieldcrest School District has kept its registration fees on par with other districts, but that its participation fees have climbed at a much higher rate to keep up with expenses related to extracurricular activities.

The website notes that, Dawn Johnson, a resident of the district, has started a petition against the fees online at The petition refers to the fees as "unfair, immoral and a form of discrimination" and says, "Our school system has now stepped in and decided for us if our children are able to to attend a better college or be able to have a fair start in life."