Under a memorandum of understanding, the district would provide the pools for use during specific hours for the city’s aquatics programs.
Although the plan is still being developed, the city would not be able to use the pools during practices and events scheduled for water-sports teams at the high schools, but since there are no school practices or events scheduled between July 17 and Aug. 19, the facilities would be open for city use between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Britz said.
The city would pay for all operating costs of the facilities, if an agreement was made, including utility costs, lifeguard and personnel staffing and restroom materials, while the district would simply open its facilities for city use, making minor safety adjustments to prevent visitors from wandering the campuses.
The city would decide its hours for open public swimming, or for swimming classes that visitors would have to pay for, depending on how much officials want to spend to operate the facilities, Britz said.
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Trustees did not vote during this presentation, as an agreement between the city and the district is still being developed.
DISTRICT TO HELP WITH SCOREBOARD COSTS
The Burbank Unified School District will make arrangements to help pay for a new scoreboard at McCambridge Park’s softball field, Supt. Gregory Bowman said Thursday.
Bowman told the Board of Education that the district could help the city cover the scoreboard’s installation costs after hearing from Joan Ortiz, president of the girls’ softball booster club.
Ortiz said community members had raised half of the $18,000 required to purchase and install a new scoreboard at the field, where district students play softball games, but had asked the city to help with the rest of the funds.
Board members expressed support for the new scoreboard, and Bowman said the district could contribute $4,500 to the city to help install the board.
The money will come out of one of the district’s construction funds, Bowman said.
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