The "Why" Behind our Classifications and Fees

    1. Maintenance and Upkeep: School facilities require regular maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. Charging fees for facility use helps generate revenue to cover these costs and ensures that the facilities remain in good condition for both students and external users.

    2. Operating Expenses: Facilities, such as gyms, auditoriums, and sports fields, have associated operating expenses, including utilities, cleaning, and staffing. Charging fees helps offset these ongoing expenses and ensures that the facilities can be properly managed and maintained.

    3. Capital Investments: School districts may use the revenue generated from facility use charges to invest in new facilities or make significant improvements to existing ones. These capital investments can enhance the learning environment for students and provide better facilities for community members.

    4. Fairness and Equity: Charging fees for facility use ensures that the costs of maintenance and operation are not solely borne by the school district and its taxpayers. It promotes fairness and equity by distributing the expenses among those who directly benefit from the use of the facilities, such as community organizations, sports clubs, or event organizers.

    5. Resource Management: By charging fees, school districts can better manage the demand for facility use and allocate resources effectively. It helps prevent overuse or misuse of the facilities and allows for proper scheduling and planning to accommodate various users' needs.