Community Unit School District 308’s Board of Education is considering formalizing a partnership with the Oswegoland Park District that has benefited local children and families for more than 20 years.
The board discussed signing a year-long intergovernmental agreement at June 9 meeting that would allow the two entities to continue to help the community.
The proposal calls for the park district to continue to provide before and after school activities, as well as maintain playgrounds at District 308 schools, including three located outside of park district boundaries. School District 308 would continue to allow access to its buildings and outdoor facilities for park district programs.
The working relationship over the years has greatly benefited both the school and park district, said Oswegoland Park District Executive Director Rich Zielke.
“It’s been a great relationship, and we look forward to continuing and extending it,” he said.
The intergovernmental agreement is up for board approval at the June 23 meeting. It would also need to be approved by the Park District Board of Commissioners.