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Joint User Agreement for School-Recreation Facilities in Cecil County, Maryland

Post Date:09/01/2017

Press Release
September 1, 2017

Dr. Alan McCarthy and Dr. D’Ette Devine are pleased to announce a press conference to officially sign the:

Joint User Agreement for School-Recreation Facilities in Cecil County, Maryland

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
: 1:00 p.m.
Location
: Elk Room, County Administration Building, Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, Maryland 21921

Purpose:  The Cecil County Government and Cecil County Public Schools have entered into a joint use of athletic facilities agreement that will benefit the citizens of Cecil County.  With the first of five artificial turf athletic fields currently in the final stages of installation at Perryville High School, these two government agencies have agreed to procedures that will enhance the use of these upgraded school athletic facilities for both high school students and Cecil County citizens of all ages.  Included in the agreement is the understanding at a certain time each day the control of the school athletic facilities shifts from the local high school administration to the Director of Parks and Recreation who will oversee the processes for extended use beyond the normal school activity day.

This agreement puts into action the move to regionalize the Parks and Recreation programs making activities more accessible to citizens within the region.  In this first case, the region impacted will be Perryville and Port Deposit.  The school athletic facilities will also be open for uses by other community recreation organizations who will receive authorization through the Department of Parks and Recreation office. 

This agreement also provides school system athletic teams access to Parks and Recreation facilities including Calvert Park which is the location of the first artificial turf athletic field in Cecil County as well as multiple grass fields and outdoor basketball courts.  The relationship between the county and school system has been growing in recent years and will be further enhanced through the upgrading of athletic facilities at all five Cecil County Public School High Schools.

Dr. Devine and Dr. McCarthy both feel that formalizing the joint use of publicly funded facilities is another key strategic action to move Cecil County forward.

For more information contact Public Information Officer, Jen Lyall, at jlyall@ccgov.org or (410)996-8454.

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