The Herald Bulletin

November 12, 2013

School use policy OK'd

By Randy Rendfeld
The Herald Bulletin

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ANDERSON — Who may use Anderson schools and for what purposes was clarified in a policy adopted Tuesday by the Anderson Community Schools Board.

The newly revised Use of School Facilities policy adds several uses that weren't previously included.

"We needed to revise it to make sure we're allowing certain groups to have the opportunity to use our facilities following proper protocol. It was time to revise it," Tim Edsell, ACS interim superintendent, explained after Tuesday's school board meeting.

Approval may be given to use ACS buildings for "uses directly related to the schools and the operations of the schools" and "uses and groups indirectly related to the schools."

The following were added to the policy: Meetings of employee associations; uses for voter registration and elections; other local governmental agencies; community organizations or groups; and charities, civic, social, education, political, religious or recreational purposes.

If the community is struck by disaster, ACS buildings may be used at no charge to care for potential victims. The policy directs the superintendent to meet with emergency management staff to establish a disaster preparedness plan.

Contact Randy Rendfeld at randy.rendfeld@heraldbulletin.com or 640-4861.

Next meeting The Anderson Community Schools Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 10.