UNION CITY — With sports on the chopping block, dozens of people showed up at the Union City Area School board meeting on Thursday night.
The board voted to not to cut athletics leaving parents, coaches and athletes who crowded the school board meeting pleased with the outcome.
Administrators were considering cutting athletic programs for all grades because of financial problems.
Union City Superintendent Sandra Myers said the district is waiting for the state budget to be passed before taking out a loan to fund the school, including the athletic programs.
If a state budget is not passed by September, the district may have to take out a loan totaling more than $13,000.
The school has already taken out a $2.5 million loan to get by without state funding last year.
Myers said cutting athletics would have only saved the district about $400,000.