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Plainfield D-202 board approves intergovernmental agreement with park district

PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield School District 202 Board approved an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with the Plainfield Township Park District. 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the board approved the agreement regarding recreational use of facilities between District 202 and the park district. 

District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez stated in an email that the district has had a master agreement with the park district for decades. The agreement will be in effect until June 30, 2026, at which time it will likely be renewed for another 10-year term. It governs the cooperative use of the school and park district facilities and recognizes the districts’ desire to assist each other with personnel, equipment and resources.

“The school district and the park district have a well-established history of sharing facilities, which both parties desire to continue,” the agreement read. 

Unless otherwise provided in the agreement or per the school or park districts’ facilities use agreements, neither of the districts will make payments to each other for use of their facilities beyond costs incurred through the sole use by whichever is the guest party. 

District 202 is authorized and responsible for removing snow at Renwick Park to provide a walkway to Plainfield Central High School for students living in subdivisions along Renwick Road, as well as the south side of the walking bridge that connects the Wexford subdivision to Grand Prairie Elementary School, according to the agreement. 

If the school district is unable to undertake winter maintenance, the park district will perform it or use a private contractor, with the costs of the contractor’s services shared equally between the parties. 

The board also unanimously approved the purchase of a surveillance and security camera system for Plainfield Central and South high schools’ athletic stadiums in an amount not to exceed about $42,463 each from Alarm Detection Systems.

The board also approved a memorandum of understanding between the board and the Association of Plainfield Teachers, modifying an article in the teacher union’s 2014-17 collective bargaining agreement regarding health care. 

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