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1 Joint-Use Partnerships Arkansas Department of Education

2 Creating Partnerships to Promote Physical Activity: Joint-Use Partnerships Jerri Clark Arkansas Department of Education Office of Coordinated School Health September 23, 2010 CSH Coordinator’s Meeting

3 Arkansas Department of Education Office of Coordinated School Health Mission Statement Through strategic statewide planning coordinated school health will disseminate information, resources, and opportunities to link schools and communities to improve the health and wellness of Arkansans.

4 Arkansas Department of Education What is Joint-Use? A partnership between a school and another public or private entity who have a common goal where facilities or land are shared between the two parties to the meet community’s need.

5 Arkansas Department of Education Why Joint-Use? Reduce the incidence of childhood obesity Increase physical activity Encourage schools to become neighborhood centers. Build community Maximize public resources Enhance services and learning

6 Arkansas Department of Education Governor Beebe’s 2009 Health Care Initiative Tobacco Excise Tax: Act 180 of 2009 FY 10 $500,000 Arkansas Department of Education $5,000 or $10,000 Grants Competitive Process Projects are based on individual LEAs *Collaborative effort between: Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Department of Health, & the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

7 Arkansas Department of Education Current State Policies to support Joint-Use of school facilities § Use of schoolhouse for community purposes §§ Public Recreation and Playgrounds (Schools) § § Public Recreation and Playgrounds (Cities)

8 Arkansas Department of Education Challenges of Joint-Use Lack of understanding between partners Lack of commitment from partner leaders Capacity of partners to support the partnership Facility operations and maintenance Establishing continued communication Safety and security of school Aligning funding Local partner/school interest Local need Complexities of defining local partnership Courtesy of Center for Cities & Schools, Berkeley

9 Arkansas Department of Education Common Joint-Use Facilities Outdoor recreation facilities Indoor recreation facilities Athletic tracks Swimming pools Playgrounds Sports Fields

10 Arkansas Department of Education Common Projects A community organization needs space, a local elementary school needs to enrich the after school program. A school keep its gymnasium open after hours in the winter for students and community members to use after hours on weekdays and weekends. A charter school needs a gymnasium, a nearby church needs more resources for the gymnasium upkeep.

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12 Arkansas Department of Education Arkansas Joint-Use Success Stories Springdale- Neighborhood school partnering with the city to enrich the campus to renovate the outdoor tennis, basketball, and soccer facilities. Gurdon- Rural School partnering with the city to enrich the campus and to install a walking trail between the middle school and high school campus.

13 Arkansas Department of Education Arkansas Joint-Use Agreement Grant

14 Arkansas Department of Education New Application Format –Question Form More in depth guidelines Physical Activity Focus Required Both partners must provide resources to the project –Grant funds cannot be used to pay either partner Project must show benefit to both partners New Sections included in app. –Existing resources –Partnership sustainability plan Formal agreement or MOU must be drafted

15 Arkansas Department of Education Formal Joint-Use Agreements Typical Characteristics Facility being jointly used Definition of services provided Ownership of site Maintenance Scheduling Use Cost Terms of Agreement Future site provisions Liability clauses Conflict Resolution b/w partners Courtesy of Center for Cities & Schools, Berkeley

16 Arkansas Department of Education Center for Cities & Schools National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities New Schools, Better Neighborhoods (Los Angeles) Great Schools by Design / American Architectural Foundation 21 st Century School Funds / BEST Initiative Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) Joint Use.org Resources

17 Arkansas Department of Education Next Steps Grant review October 8 th : New Awards Release New application October 15 th Form a policy/funding committee Public Awareness Site visits and technical assistance Plan for FY 11

18 Arkansas Department of Education Questions? Jerri Clark Arkansas Department of Education Office of Coordinated School Health 2020 West 3 rd Street, Ste 300 Little Rock, AR


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