New Oak Avenue Scoreboard Partially Paid For by Temple City

The city agrees to contribute three thousand dollars for Oak Avenue gym scoreboard.

Written by AMY FAN / Published August 17, 2012  

The city’s elected officials have agreed to pay one-half the cost for a new scoreboard at Oak Avenue Intermediate School.

The city council members voted 4-0-1, with Mayor Vincent Yu absent, to write a check to the Temple City Unified School District for $3004.47, during the June 5, 2012 city council meeting. In sum, the joint project with the school district will cost approximately six thousand dollars.

According to a staff report, the city’s representatives on the city-school district standing committee agreed to the school district’s request this April. The standing committee is composed of Councilmembers Tom Chavez and Cynthia Sternquist, as well as School Board Members Ken Knollenberg and Kien Tiet.

The funding for the scoreboard project will come from the city’s special program expense funds.

The city’s decision comes on top of an approximately 55 thousand dollar contribution in 2011 for a new gym floor and set of bleachers at Oak Avenue.

That deal with the school district led to the city’s special access to the junior high facility: 25 hours each week, for seven years.

In addition to the payment for the scoreboard, the city will pay the school district $25,750 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Last June, the city and school district agreed to a five-year joint facilities use agreement. The terms stipulate that the city contribute $25,000 each year, with a three percent annual increase, to the school district.

The city made its first payment to the school district in 2009. Sixty-five thousand dollars have been given to the Temple City Unified School District for the past three years.


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