It may be useful to modify this standard model if necessary to reach out to appropriate local partners to reflect local priorities, objectives and circumstances. If the model is used, the AUC must be developed in agreement with the contracting parties before being finalized. Schools wishing to conclude this agreement must conclude a proposal to share the Community. School boards (supported by vsBA) are responsible for negotiations on the day-to-day management of CJUA schools with the community partner. To contribute to this, we have developed a model for an AUC that provides a clear basis for the development of agreements for schools, universities and individual academies. These cases may include the proposal to secure and/or improve community use as one of the appropriate alternative and/or reduction measures, where existing playgrounds or other sports facilities may be affected. This reduction may be necessary so that we do not formally oppose or withdraw our opposition to a development proposal. Information on the common use of schools during coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found in the school operating guide (login required). A number of documents (necessary for registration) have been created as a practical resource to help school boards and local partners move from a first concept of common use to a legally binding CJUA, which must be signed by all parties before proceeding to tender. The objective of this policy is to explain the different types of agreements available to facilitate the collective use of schools and to outline what schools need to do to access them. This model of community use agreement was developed with the law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and reflects our recent knowledge and practices in the creation, implementation and management of CUAs.
The aim will be to lay the groundwork for the development of agreements for a number of different educational institutions. Rental contracts are suitable for the occasional or single rental of schools. For example, a local youth group that hires a school hall or a theatre group that wants to stage a four-night play. There will be other cases where we may not need an AUC, but we will propose to develop one to ensure security and clarity on the intentions of access to the Community. A rental agreement offers exclusive use to the taker and is therefore not an appropriate agreement for the sharing of facilities. By law, school boards are not entitled to enter into leases with land or buildings. This should help to ensure that the Community has well-managed and safe access to sports facilities in educational institutions. Many educational sites have very good sports facilities, which are often underutilized at normal schooling. That`s why we want to encourage increased availability of sports facilities for the general purpose community if they are not used by the primary user.