City, School District Again at Disagreement over FUA

The Facilities Use Agreement expires on June 30

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published January 13, 2011

The city of Temple City and the Temple City Unified School District are still working to come to an agreement regarding the Facilities Use Agreement, Councilmember Fernando Vizcarra on Tuesday reported.

According to Mr. Vizcarra, the School District is asking for $30,000 for the upcoming 2011-2012 fiscal year, with an additional 5 percent increase per year.

“I had heartburn with that,” the councilmember said during the May 17, 2011 city council meeting.

The joint facilities use agreement between the City and the School District expires on June 30.

If both parties are unable to come renew the contract, some summer programs that are sponsored by the City may be at risk. The programs at risk include the Stars and after school programs, as well as the basketball league.

City representatives on the City-School District ad hoc committee, which was changed into a standing committee on May 3, are now suggesting a compromise of $25,000. An additional cost-of-living increase could be discussed after the city finished processing their fee assessment schedule, City Manager Pulido stated.

Since 2009, the city has contributed $20,000 annually to the school district.

“Because the city uses district facilities much more than the district uses city facilities, the two bodies came to an agreement that the city would pay a sum of money to offset that inequity,” Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Burroughs said.

In addition to the annual contribution to the school district, the city earlier this year decided to pay for half the costs of a new floor and two sets of bleachers at Oak Avenue Intermediate School. The city’s contribution for that project is estimated at $57,000.

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