School playgrounds and other school facilities are natural resources in communities. But, due to fear of lawsuits, many schools don’t open their grounds for shared use by non-profits or other local groups after-school hours. In many cases, these facilities are locked each day when the last employee leaves and not opened again until the next school day begins.
Recently, Rep. Stebelton introduced legislation, House Bill 290, which would address this issue in Ohio. The bill was just referred to the House Education Committee.
We need your help! Shared Use legislation removes an important barrier for schools – liability concerns. Help us urge quick passage of this legislation by sending a message today to your legislators.
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