Sunday, April 10, 2011

Opening Up the School Yard Webinar -RWJF

A Public Health Law & Policy Webinar

In many communities, the safest and most convenient places for children to play are school facilities like gyms, sports fields, and playgrounds – but districts often close their property to the public after hours, concerned about liability, security, and maintenance. We'll take you through the nuts and bolts of how to create contracts that expand access to school grounds with schools, local government, and even nonprofits sharing the costs and responsibilities.

Opening school grounds for after-school and weekend use is a critical way to expand physical activity in low-income communities, especially during lean economic times. This webinar explores the key elements of negotiating joint use agreements and how to overcome real and perceived barriers to implementation.

Register for this free webinar