On Monday, August 23 the Falls City Public Schools Board of Education took action to revise Administrative Regulation 5340 Leasing / Rental / Use of School Facilities. The revised Administrative Regulation 5340 returns the authority for managing the facility use of Thomas Memorial Track & Field to the FCPS administration, while in turn, providing the administration, general facility usage guidelines. The Board of Education believes the authority for managing the use of the Thomas Memorial Track & Field is best addressed within the leadership and coaching ranks of our school.
The Falls City Public Schools Board of Education’s intention is not to take away the use of the Thomas Memorial Track & Field to any Falls City school or community organization. The Board of Education simply wishes to provide guidelines for the use of the school district’s stadium facility, so it is fully utilized to meet the needs of Falls City Public School students.
The Falls City Public Schools Board of Education appreciates the feedback received on Administrative Regulation 5340, and would like to convey that the community feedback points were given their due consideration in the revision of the facility usage guidelines. The Board of Education deeply cares about all children and school facilities in Falls City, supports a positive relationship with all community organizations, and will continue to provide leadership, and investment in the educational opportunities of the children and our school district.
The approved Board Policy 5340 and Administrative Regulation:
a) The football field is available for use at 6:00 P.M. to allow for FCPS to practice at the stadium in advance of games (not to include playoff games). If the field is not in use, earlier use times, Junior Varsity and Junior High games to be permitted as scheduled through the Activities Director.
b) Varsity practices will be permitted on the week of a home game. To be scheduled through the Activity Director.
c) Locker room usage will be provided in the main high school building facility.
d) Objects that penetrate the field turf surface are strictly prohibited, upon the replacement of the field turf. [(Ex. Gutter Nails for 8-man field boundary, tents, etc.)]
On behalf of the Board of Education,
John E. Martin, President
Falls City Public Schools Board of Education