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State law will hamper groups using school facilities




     With vice chairman Byron Long saying, “we don’t have to be happy about it, but we have to do it,” the school board last week adopted a state-required policy making it tougher for groups to use school facilities.

Specifically, the board added the state legislature mandated ordinance that any group seeking to rent school facilities will have to carry a $1 million liability insurance policy. (Above, the new visitor's concession stand at PHS was also discussed at the most recent school board meeting.)

See more about the latest board meeting in our print edition or e-edition now on sale.



Other school board actions:

• Former Mr. PHS asks for consideration for younger siblings.

• Sherry Martin joins central office.

• Private drivers ed company makes presentation.

• School Board to expand website

See more about the latest board meeting in our print edition or e-edition now on sale.



Mr. Wilson
+2 #1 Mr. Wilson 2013-07-17 17:18
This is where leadership comes in. Considering the SPLOST that is used to build such facilities, approach our state legislators to amend the law allowing flexible and liberal use of school facilities at or no cost. Push comes to shove, litigation on constitutional right of access of public facilities AT COST. School Facilities should not be used for profit motives. If that fails, no more approval of SPLOST funds for school construction or renovation of facilities until law is amended. Another option Charter School System to remove legal wranglings and limitation of facilities.
+4 #2 Schroeder 2013-07-18 07:33
a LOW BLOW to citizens groups that need a place to meet

a BIG BOON to the insurance industry and those who sell it.

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