These formally established agreements between the Lambton Kent District School Board and local municipalities – City of Sarnia, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the Township of St. Clair and Lambton Shores – further support access to publicly funded facilities.
Who Benefits From Joint Use Agreements?
Everyone benefits, it’s a win-win situation for the whole community – schools, students, community groups, organized sport leagues, etc.
During the school day schools can enhance health & fitness programs and curriculum based activities by accessing municipal facilities such as; swimming pools, arenas, halls, and a range of outdoor facilities including picnic sites, pavilions, band shells, baseball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields and tennis courts.
Outside school hours, municipal partners can access a variety of school facilities such as; classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums and auditoriums, to run community programs.
|Municipal facilities open to schools during school hours
|Elementary and/or secondary school students use a municipal pool or arena for a Health & Physical Education class
|School Facilities open to the public during non-school hours
|Local municipality uses a school gymnasium to run a summer day camp. City sponsored youth and/or football league uses a school’s sports field for league activities
|A segment of a school is jointly funded by an outside entity
Local municipalities have invested considerable dollars into the improvement and construction of school facilities in return for shared use of facilities;
In 1997 the City of Sarnia invested $320,000 towards gymnasium renovations and parking lot development at Bright’s Grove Elementary School.
In 2002 the Municipality of Lambton Shores invested $1,000,000 towards the construction costs of the gymnasium, community library, community room, common areas and parking lot at Grand Bend Public School.
In 2007 the Township of St. Clair invested $400,000 towards the construction costs of the gymnasium, community room and sports field at Sir John Moore Community School.
Did you know?
Local municipalities have a wide range of community facilities available for rent to suit a variety of occasions. From small gatherings with just a few people, to large gatherings for up to 300 guests, they can accommodate your social and business needs – both indoors and out. Choose from the different types of facilities available for rent, including meeting, activity and banquet rooms, as well as auditoriums, gymnasiums, sports fields, ball diamonds, ice rinks and swimming pools.
Contact the Community Services department of your local municipality to learn more:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
City of Sarnia
Municipality of Lambton Shores
Town of Petrolia
Township of Brooke-Alvinston
Town of Plympton-Wyoming
Township of St. Clair
Township of Warwick
Village of Oil Springs
Village of Point Edward
Township of Enniskillen
Township of Dawn-Euphemia