The Clover School District Board of Trustees Monday night approved the first reading for a proposed “community use of school facilities” plan that would allow community organizations, businesses and individuals using school district property to do so for up to six months and require paying usage fees.
Ken Love, assistant superintendent business services, said a possible effective date would be July 1.
Fees would range from $30, plus $30 per hour for lights for fields or $40, plus $15 per hour for classrooms, to $500, plus $60 per hour for the stadium.“There would be no discount for any nonprofit,” Love said.
Board members, including Franklin Pendleton and Mack McCarter, raised concerns about the plan.
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“Teams have already signed up, so we need to be cognizant of that,” McCarter said.
Pendleton raised a couple of issues.
“I have a little heartburn on this. A lot of organizations are on a shoe-string budget,” he said. “I don’t know how we’ll police this.”
Also Monday, the board unanimously approved the 2013-14 school calendar.
Public Information Officer Mychal Frost said the proposed School Holidays bill, which would have required South Carolina schools to observe Veterans Day and Memorial Day as legal holidays, did not pass Feb. 22, so the district’s original calendar will be used.
The first day of school will be Aug. 21, with the last day June 4. Breaks including Thanksgiving, Nov. 27-29; Winter, Dec. 3-Jan. 3; and Spring, April 14-18.