Clubs ~ What is going on and why?
What has changed? With the growth of our school, space is limited. This summer Huntsville City Schools developed a new FAcilities Use Structure and Rate Schedule per the Board of Education. These items determine new requirements for who/how space within the school is charged. They also no longer allow PTA to be a club sponsor. All clubs must now pay hourly for the space provided to them and secure a $1million liability insurance policy - unless sponsored by a teacher staff member. Those clubs sponsored by a staff member must be free for students.
Why is this happening only to us? Trust me, it is not. These new fee and insurance requirements are district wide as it is a directive from the school board. Other schools are feeling the same strain on clubs.
Who can I contact about these changes? Your Board of Education member is Beth Wilder. Beth Wilder can be reached at
The Director of Operations is Jeffrey Wilson. He can be reached at
What does this mean going forward? Next year and on?? Honestly, we do not know. With the new requirements it appears clubs is leaning more toward non-profits coming in the schools and away from the parent or volunteer led activities. With the growth of HCES we are also running out of space to host clubs.