FAIRFIELD — A new five-year agreement between Suisun City and the Fairfield-Suisun School District to share facilities goes before school trustees Thursday for review.
“It’s a document for both agencies to use each other’s facilities – and to promote recreation,” said Kim Van Gundy, director of facilities and construction for the school district.
Suisun City and the school district have historically cooperated in the use of facilities where possible to maximize opportunities to the public, a report to trustees notes. The current joint use agreement expires in October. The agreement will be presented again at the school board’s Oct. 10 meeting for final action.
City facilities in the agreement include the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, while pools at Fairfield and Armijo high schools are among sites at the school district.
Suisun City can use pools at Fairfield and Armijo high schools for free when the pools are in operation for student use but the charge is $670 a day for the Fairfield High pool – and $505 for the pool at Armijo High – during the off-season, according to the agreement.
Suisun City hasn’t had occasion to use the school district pools, but the charges are listed in the agreement in case the city seeks to do so, Van Gundy said.
The different costs, which include chemicals to treat the water, for the Armijo and Fairfield school pools stem from different methods to heat the pools and the size of the aquatic facilities. Heating the pools when they are not in seasonal operation by the schools requires starting two days before their planned use, Van Gundy said.
Fairfield High’s pool was built in 1974 while Armijo’s pool opened in 1967, Van Gundy said.
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