Editorial: Schools need consistent policy on renting sites

Last year, more than 30 groups used seven of the eight Center Grove schools for activities such as meetings and fundraisers. Fifteen of those groups paid from $70 to more than $1,700 to use the facilities one or multiple times, while others paid nothing.

The rental fees Center Grove charges aren’t always consistent.

For example, the Wakefield Homeowners Association has used a large-group instruction room at Sugar Grove Elementary School for the past two years and was charged $147.50 each year for the rental. The Willow Lakes Homeowners Association used space at Center Grove Middle School Central and wasn’t charged anything, although the group probably should have paid something, according to a Center Grove building rental report compiled by school officials.

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