The Rochester School Board Thursday night voted in favor of requiring students who play high school hockey to participate in fundraising to pay for it. Last week, the Finance Committee said they would ask the school board to institute mandatory fundraising by students who play hockey to pay for uniforms, equipment, and ice rink time. The board will now require players to raise about $1000 each, starting next school year. School Board Chairman Robert Watson voted against the proposal because he believes it singles out the hockey program and thinks it unfair that this is the only sport to have this stipulation. Board Member Karen Stokes said the school won’t turn away students from playing hockey if they don’t raise the money, but school officials will strongly encourage them participate in fundraising.