ERIC Number: ED206584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Cooperate II: The Costs and Benefits of Cooperation Between Recreation/Park and Education Agencies.
Committee for Recreation/Education Cooperation, CA.
The ideas and the information in this handbook illustrate the experiences of local recreation and education agencies that started cooperative programs in the face of declining resources and increasing demand for improved services. Funding distribution in California usually gives schools financial latitude in facilities and transporation, while recreation agencies often have stronger resources for maintenance, flexible staffing, and capital outlay. Examples are given of local cooperative efforts, such as the sponsorship of intramural programs and summer schools, development of school/park facilities, vocational education for students entering recreation-related fields, and joint use of surplus school property. Three appendices contain more detailed information for implementing and analyzing cooperative programs. The first gives the California legal codes governing local cooperative programs, and the second is a list of possible funding sources, such as grants and state and federal programs. The third appendix provides examples of cooperative agreements drawn up between local recreation and education entities, including: (1) a joint school maintenance program; (2) joint use of buses; (3) leasing a portion of a school; and (4) joint maintenance and operation of a community park pool. (FG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Recreation Programs, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Local Government, Recreation Finances, Retrenchment, School Districts, Shared Services
CREC, 1400 K. St., Suite 302, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($1.00 ea.).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento.; California Park and Recreation Society, Inc., Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Committee for Recreation/Education Cooperation, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California