Sandy Springs works with Fulton Schools on after-hours use

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved intergovernmental agreements with the Fulton County Board of Education to use three schools for after-school recreation programs.

The agreements cover Sandy Springs Charter Middle School and Lake Forest and Ison Springs elementary schools, and are in addition to those currently in place for Dunwoody Springs and Spalding Drive elementary schools, according to a staff memo to the council.

In return for priority use of the properties and waivers of rental fees, the city will fund capital improvements totaling $105,000 over five years at Sandy Springs Charter, and $245,000 over 15 years for each of Lake Forest and Ison Springs schools, staff said.

Capital improvements include resurfaced outdoor basketball and tennis courts at Sandy Springs Charter; two playground renovations at Lake Forest Elementary; and a half-mile walking trail with fitness stations at Ison Springs Elementary, according to the agreements.

Program staffing and athletic field maintenance also will be the city’s responsibilities.

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