Posted by hs coach on April 10, 2019 at 12:57:36:
In Reply to: Re: School District Charges Bball Program During Regular Season. posted by Parent on April 10, 2019 at 12:22:09:
: : : : As a parent of high school player its appalling that my son's district is charging his high school team to use the gym during the regular season. That has to be a violation of some sort of law?????
: : : That is beyond disgusting. Out the district? Where is this happening? I find it bad enough when districts charge their teams during the summer. How are you supposed to build a team/program? Shows no support. Please tell which is doing it in season!
: : It's common for many schools to charge their sports teams/players during the "summer" season, they call it Summer Sports Camp, every player regardless of sport pays around $100-200 to the school. Teams than have to raise their own $$$ to pay for tournaments, etc.
: : Having to pay the school to use the gym/field/pool/diamond/etc during their actual HS Season is unheard of it, but if it's true, I don't see how any Coach would not resign ASAP, that's too much headache to deal with.
: Temecula Valley School District is the one doing it.
Districts will charge for use of the gym outside of regularly scheduled work hours. This is to cover the cost of the overtime for any custodians or other employees needed to maintain and clean the facilities both during and after the game.
Now, if a team is being charged to play say, their friday night league game, then that is an issue...but I doubt that is the scenario we are referring to here since the OP gave no greater detail outside of "regular season." If the kid's school doesn't schedule custodians after 2pm on Saturdays and the coach schedules a 5pm game, then they will pay. You'll find the same thing for holidays too.
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