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Who owns the public schools buildings?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Aug. 8, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It is complicated. The school board works with the County Commissioners (if that is what you call it in your area) to get local, state, and federal funding/grants/bonds to buy property and build the school plant. The public owns the plant; however, it is treated differently than other public structures because of the fact children are there. The public doesn't always have direct access to the school plant. The public can use the facilities for non-school activities like basketball, scouts, church services/meetings, and the like. It is understood that there is equal access to the building by any group that is conducting legal activities. The groups just pay fees set by the school board.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:56 AM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • They belong to the school district, managed by the School Board which, depending on where you live, is usually either elected by the voters in that district or you vote on the Superintendent and the rest of the board is appointed / hired.

    Which is a local government agency that falls under the Department of Education - both at the State, then, beyond that, at the Federal levels.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:19 AM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • Yes, it's the school district. The city has no say over the school buildings.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:50 AM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • It depends. Usually the school district but sometimes the school disctict leases properties.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 11:00 AM on Aug. 8, 2011

  • The city they're in.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:18 AM on Aug. 8, 2011

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