As there is a growing interest in the fight against childhood obesity, the demand for more recreational facilities in the Community is expected to increase. As a first step, parents and community members can request access to these public institutions by inviting their school and municipal officials to follow a sharing agreement. The provision of school facilities or school grounds to the municipality should improve the built environment and public health of the municipality. The use of schools that would not otherwise be used after school allows for more efficient use of public space and money, as well as an almost effortless strategy to combat childhood obesity. Fortunately, a promising new instrument, known as the Sharing Agreement, has emerged and raises many of these concerns. A Sharing Agreement (OAS) is a formal agreement between two separate government agencies, often a school district and a city or county, that sets out the conditions for the division of public property. As a general rule, each party contributes, as part of a sharing agreement, to the financing of the development, operation and maintenance of the commune. In this regard, no party is fully responsible for the costs and responsibilities of recreational facilities. In addition, after regular school hours, schools can continue to provide their students and the local community with the facilities necessary to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, even though they have little or no additional costs. The California School Board Association (CSBA) oversees national and national education policy activities and advises board members, superintendents and heads of state and government on the impact of these activities on local school administration. CSBA has a model directive on sharing agreements. This table policy provides school districts with guidance to share with other institutions the costs and risks associated with the use of schools or communities. NPLAN has developed an overview Memo for Liability Risks for After-Hours Use of Public School Property to Reduce Adipositas: A Fifty-State Survey to assist school and government lawyers in assess liability risks so school officials may overcome their reluctance to participate in Shared Use Agreements.
In 2009, NPLAN published legal instruments to help create information-sharing agreements between school districts and local governments. Recognizing that there are a number of opportunities to manage sharing agreements, NPLAN has developed four agreements on group sharing that can serve as a model for communities wishing to open school recreation services after work. The steering committee, made up of representatives from each partner unit, retains a leading role in coordinating and promoting the principles of the agreement. For more information, see the steering committee for sharing agreements. Seattle, WA has put in place a complex sharing agreement between the city and the school district to simplify the planning of all urban schools and recreation facilities: www.cityofseattle.net/parks/Publications/JointUse.htm The Artificial Turf Field is a large CFL field where the University of Alberta`s Golden Bears Football and Pandas Rugby rugby teams are located.