In a press release on Wednesday, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced a return of $1.6 million to its member schools under its revenue sharing plan. The amount is the largest in the six years since the revenue sharing program was instituted.
Over those six years, a total of $8 million has been returned to schools, and the total is up $200,000 from 2013-14.
The formula for the distribution of the funds includes a differential between classifications as well as the number of sports played by non-football-playing schools.
Central principal Tommy Vickers said that the schools won’t know exactly how much they get back until the check actually arrives. For his school, the money goes in a general athletic fund that helps to offset the cost of mandatory catastrophic insurance they purchase for every athlete.
The other local members of the AHSAA — Smiths Station and Russell County — weren’t immediately available to comment on the revenue return.