I am also serious about professional athletics...which are self sustaining and don't require a handout from us citizens.
Professional sports teams in America used over 5 billion tax payer dollars from 1987 to 1999 to refurbish or build new stadiums. And since then the Reds, Seahawks, Cardinals, Padres, Bears, Texans, Eagles, Philles and Red Sox have used a combined 2.5 billion in tax dollars to build new stadiums or fix up old ones. I would call that a handout.
I don't know of any high school student who owns their own home. So I doubt if they would initiate a mass exodus. But, assuming you're correct...how 'mass' could it be? How many students participate in ALL the athletics at Bedford? A couple hundred, maybe?
School of choice has nothing to do with home ownership. I also don't know any kids that own there own houses. But I have eyes to see to parents of these kids, driving them six days a week and forking over $100 bucks a head just so their little Johnny and Joes can play some tackle football at the age of 8. If they are willing to do that, do you think they would mind driving to Ida, Whiteford, Summerfield, Dundee or Mason? I don't. And as far as a number of students leaving, I will underestimate it at 10 kids per grade. 130 kids leaving would pull almost a cool million from the schools coffers. The district anticipates losing 150 kids this year and it closed an entire building because of it.