Joint Use Agreement

This study has several limitations. First of all, this data is based on self-declarations. It is not possible to establish an under-declaration or over-registration of the existence or content of the UF, nor a misclassification of the characteristics of school districts. Second, SHPPS did not analyze district JUAs or examine barriers or incentives to implement JUAs. Third, SHPPS inquired about JUAs for school or community use. It was not possible to determine the percentage of agreements on the shared use of school assets relative to other community assets. Fourth, among districts with a JUA, SHPPS did not investigate the proportion of schools in districts to which a JUA agreement applied, nor did SHPPS investigate the extent to which community members use school facilities because of the JUA. Finally, formal JARs are likely an underestimate of the extent to which schools are available to the community, as districts without JUAs may still allow shared use of school facilities. Sharing or sharing public school facilities allows the community to access facilities for a variety of purposes. Sharing can result from an informal agreement (e.B schoolyard unlocking) or a formal agreement or contract, e.B. between 2 government agencies or a government agency and a private party (1,2). Opening schools to physical activity is a tool in the fight against obesity and chronic diseases (1,3-5); However, schools may also provide space for other uses, para.

B e.g. continuing education, childcare or health services (1). Joint Use Agreements (AGAs) may include the use of a public or private facility in the vicinity of a school (1.6-8), paras. B example a public park, a private gymnasium, a performing arts centre, a library or a health clinic. IntroductionHaring or sharing public school facilities allows the community to access facilities for a variety of purposes. We examined a nationally representative sample of school districts in the United States to determine the characteristics associated with a formal joint use agreement (JUA) and the types of uses to which the JUAs apply. A surge in population growth in the early 1990s left Merced residents without adequate parks and recreational facilities. The Shared Use Agreements allowed the Town of Merced and the Merced High School District and Merced City School District to establish a partnership that would continue to provide residents, students and community groups with places to gather and be physically active. The partnership has grown beyond the usual shared facility agreements.

The city and school district are collaborating on grant opportunities, working to revitalize depraved facilities, and develop new recreational spaces for enjoyment and benefit for all. View more: City of Merced – Partnership to provide physical activity through sharing The good news is that city, county and city governments can work with school districts through so-called joint use agreements to address these concerns. Sharing, sharing, open use or shared use agreements allow the public access to existing facilities by establishing conditions for sharing the costs and risks associated with expanding the use of a property. Public, private, or non-profit organizations such as schools, colleges, community and senior centers, government agencies responsible for unused or unused public land, religious organizations, hospitals, the military, or mixed-use development projects can create shared use agreements to allow the community to access their property before or after work. Shared use agreements can be formal (i.e., based on a written legal document) or informal (i.e., based on historical practice) and tailored to the needs of the community (ChangeLab-Gladstone 2018). CDC-JUA Health Equity – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Joint User Agreements (JAs): Why is it a health equity issue? A growing literature examines the benefits of AEDs and provides guidance on how to implement formal agreements that may be school-specific or that may include facilities from an entire school district or community. Few studies have examined the characteristics of school districts or schools with an AJEU or the types of facilities or objectives of the JUA (6,14). This analysis examined the characteristics of school districts associated with a formal AMO and the types of uses to which the AGUs apply. Many cities, counties, and states use sharing agreements to expand access to places of physical activity, including New York City. Seattle (SRTSNP share); Lake Worth, Greenacres and Palm Springs, Florida (shared by ALBD and FL); Fairfax County, Virginia (CDC-JUA spotlight VA); Hamilton County, Ohio (WeThrive Community Wellness); Pitt County, North Carolina (ALBD-Pitt County) and California (SRTSNP Joint Use).

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) have a sharing agreement and, as part of their agreement, AYSO recruits participants from the LAUSD attendance area and awards scholarships to students who lack economic resources (FSUW-Shared use 2014). One study suggests that formal shared use agreements are more common in large school districts, urban areas, and the West than in the Midwest, South, and Northeast (Everett Jones 2015). A well-drafted agreement addresses liability issues and issues such as responsibility for maintenance and repairs. insurance, risk management and liability; personnel and communication; the land and facilities used; and security (1,4,8,14,19). Implementing a JUA can improve support for education and educational institutions if community members see tangible evidence that community tax revenues benefit childless households in the local public school system (4,7,10). Vincent 2010 – Vincent JM. Sharing Partnerships: Increasing the use of public school infrastructure for the benefit of students and communities. Berkeley: Center for Cities and Schools, University of California, Berkeley; 2010. Shared use agreements between schools and the municipal government can help provide more opportunities for the entire community to engage in physical activity. These videos show some communities and schools in Arkansas that have successfully used sharing agreements. Grants are available through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and others. A sharing agreement (JUA) is a formal agreement between two separate government agencies – often a school and a city or county – that sets out the terms for the division of public property or facilities.

Just as there is no MODEL JUA, there is no single method to develop an agreement. Successful JUAs require a lot of thought, effort and collaboration to reach agreement on a range of issues. By opening facilities for community members and linking opportunities for youth to physical activity opportunities in school gymnasiums, sports and sports facilities, municipal fitness and sports facilities, and parks and playgrounds, sharing agreements improve access to physical activity sites (NPAP, AHRQ HCIE-Martin, FSUW-Shared use 2014). Shared use agreements can also increase physical activity, especially in low-income communities (ALR-Spengler 2012, ALR-Disparities 2011, NPAP, Maddock 2008, CDC-JUA Health Equity). The establishment of organized physical activity programs and sharing arrangements can significantly increase facility utilization (DeFosset 2016*; Lafleur 2013), also in rural areas (Carlton 2017*). School grounds safety perceived by community members is also associated with increased use of the facility (DeFosset 2016*). Abbreviation: — , not calculated; CI, confidence interval.a A formal sharing agreement is an agreement, by . B a letter of intent, to share or share between the school district and another public or private institution, whether a school or community facilities, to share costs and responsibilities.b The multivariate logistic regression model includes the status of the city, the number of students in the district and the region. There is evidence that shared use agreements increase opportunities for physical activity (NPAP, Vincent 2010, Maddock 2008, Lafleur 2013, Slater 2014*, ALR-Shulaker 2015).