Posted by Lawyer on April 11, 2019 at 09:28:07:
In Reply to: Re: School District Charges Bball Program During Regular Season. posted by hs coach on April 11, 2019 at 07:47:11:
: : : : : : : : 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.
: : : Let me clarify. It is a rental charge for any tournament held at the school. They already have to pay custodial even if itís a regular school day and they have a tournament. They have to pay custodial during the week for banquets too. So if a team basketball, wrestling, track wants to have a tournament they are being charged a rental fee for the facility and a custodial fee.
: : Than don't show up. Keep on paying the fees, they will keep charging more and more and as much as possible. Why? Because people continue to pay it. How about everyone unite for a year or two (it must be done to make this happen) and they will fold and cut or eliminate cost. California schools have the money. They choose to use it elsewhere. When the California Lottery first came out, 30% of the funds were to go to the school districts. Never happened did it!. Wake up people. They in charge of the state of California have been ripping us off every year for well over last 20 years. They in charge have and only have been Democrats. Just pointing out truths why parents have to pay. Being ripped off by those ultimately in charge. Power to the people.
: Rental and custodial? An odd setup. I could see a district saying that if you are charging admission, then we are going to charge a rental fee, a Godfather 2 style "getting their beak wet," but that is still a pretty weak move by the district. I would inquire at the district level as to the reason for the rental fee to an inhouse organization. It'd be like charging a teacher to use their classroom on weeknights.
: As for distribution of educational funds, this has nothing to do with it. The district is charging a team a premium to use their own facilities, that is the issue at hand. The state government is not making the decision, it is your school district and school site leadership who determines how funds are utilized, with exception of grants or special use moneys which come from state and federal programs. I would bet that the school board members of your district are republicans. And, the lottery was signed into existence by a republican governor, and most recently amended by a republican governor. Don't play the victim, if you feel so strongly then you be a part of the solution by running for office and changing things as opposed to spouting falsities on a basketball bulletin board.
Go public. Call up the radio stations in your area, the local TV news, the newspapers and they will support the team and drill the School, District and their Board Members. They only way to make changes is to let the Media know what is happening and then let them apply the pressure.
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