Most unaffected by hike in rental facilities fees in Brentwood Borough School District
A $5 to $25 increase in rental facilities fees in the Brentwood Borough School District likely will not affect most users.
School board members in an 8-0 vote last week approved revising the fee structure for the use of district facilities. Board member Dale Johnson was absent.
Yet, most of the people or groups that use district facilities fit into a “free category” and are not charged to use the school areas, Superintendent Ronald Dufalla said.
Groups with free use of district facilities include school affiliated, community youth, and not-for-profit local organizations, where the majority of members reside in Brentwood, the policy states.
Fees for non-community and other groups range from $55 to $450 for the use of district facilities, from the renting of a single classroom to the Brentwood Middle/High School pool.
Adult pick-up teams, where at least 50 percent of the members are Brentwood residents, can rent a gym for $30 to $40 a night.
Fees for custodial and maintenance staff also may apply. Rates are for five hours of time.
This is the first increase in facilities usage fees in Brentwood schools in five years.
The policy is available on the district website, www.brentwoodpgh.k12.pa.us.
Athletic event rates
Parents and students alike will pay $1 more this year to attend home football and basketball games.
School board members last week approved a rate increase for athletic events for the first time in several years. Rates are: $5 tickets for adults attending football and basketball games and $3 for volleyball and swimming. Senior citizens would pay $4 for football and basketball games and $2 for volleyball and swimming, with students paying $3 and $2, respectively.
The “Golden Ager” card, which provides free admittance to district-sponsored events for senior citizens ages 65 years and older, will be made available again this year, board member Roger Gaughan said.
Proof of age is required to receive a card, which can be picked up at the school district administration offices, 3601 Brownsville Road.
Three Brentwood Borough School District teachers, hired in August 2010, were granted tenure in the district. They are: English teacher Maggie Fusko, family/consumer science teacher Esther Aloia and special education teacher Tatiana Ziegler.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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