Rising to the Challenges of Shared-Use: School and Community Partnerships
Thursday, September 7, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
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School facilities are integral components of public infrastructure as well as successful communities and well planned neighborhoods. They provide children space to learn, socialize, and exercise. However, once the school day is over, many school facilities are underutilized. As interest grows in addressing community concerns such as childhood obesity, available recreation facilities and open space, and efficient use of public resources, many consider expanding the use of school spaces for use by the community. School districts, local municipalities, and other community partners must work together to accommodate expanded use of school property. This session presents the legal, planning, and funding challenges associated with joint use and how specific strategies can help in appropriately utilizing public school spaces for educational and community purposes.
The understand about the legal, planning, and financial issues related to shared-use partnerships and interlocal agreements is important for all planners to understand in order that they may be able to lead development of such partnerships. This discussion will comprehensively address and consider the issue of shared-use and all of the challenges and opportunities associated with them. The panel includes a lawyer who has worked for municipal, county, and school district governments and has written and executed a number of share-use partnership agreements.
Saralee Morrissey, FAICP
Henry Bittaker, email@example.com