Cherokee Soccer Association

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND
CHEROKEE SOCCER ASSOCIATION
This agreement entered into on this 20th day of October, 2011, by and between
The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board”
And
The Cherokee Soccer Association hereinafter referred to as “CSA.”
WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become
contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make
responsible decisions and adapt to the challenges of the future; and,
WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase
parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices
that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local
institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational
process; and,
WHEREAS, CSA is a non-profit community-based association of volunteers,
members, and staff open to serving the recreational and competitive soccer interests and
needs for children and young adults from ages four through 19. Programs provided by
CSA include TOP Soccer for special needs children. All of the programs are designed to
provide programs and services, which develop spirit, mind and body.
Now therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein
the parties agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated
herein by reference. The parties agree to execute the partnership agreement for a period
of 5 years until August 2008.
ARTICLE II
The School Board:
1. Will provide continued use of Sixes ES outdoor recreational soccer fields
beginning in August 2003. In the event such areas being utilized by the CSA are
needed for additional educational purposes, the School System will attempt to
provide a comparable site for utilization by Cherokee County School System
students and the CSA.
2. Will provide a new use partnership for outdoor recreational soccer fields at
Arnold Mill ES and Macedonia ES.
3. Will pursue the opportunity for additional school/CSA outdoor recreational field
partnerships throughout the county.
4. Will continue to promote CSA community-based programs through existing
communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.
5. Where deemed appropriate by the Office of Support Services and
Facilities/Construction Management, will provide access to water to sustain field
conditions, subsequent to CSA’s installation of infrastructure in this regard
including but not limited to the purchase and installation of a separate water meter
for irrigation.
ARTICLE III
CSA:
1. Will provide and promote community-based educational workshops, clinics, and
presentations to teachers, parents, and students throughout the academic year.
The educational programs will be conducted by nationally licensed and certified
trainers and will focus on a variety of health, safety, and recreational topics.

2. Will provide scholarships for low-income and disadvantaged families to increase
parental and community involvement.
3. Will abide by the rules and regulations contained in the facility use contract at
each facility and those contained in the Community Use of System Facilities
Policy, including custodial and supervisory fees when applicable.
4. Will provide metering capabilities in order to reimburse the School District for all
associated water/irrigation consumption costs at any and all fields where CSA has
provided infrastructure for this purpose.
5. At currently utilized soccer fields at Sixes ES, CSA will upgrade field space and
install an irrigation/sprinkler system, to be completed by August 2004. Estimated
cost: $10,000-$13,000.
 Will secure contractor and supervise construction of the field improvements (all work will be approved in advance with Sixes ES
administration and the Office of Support Services and Facilities/ Construction Management).
 Will maintain the playing field in a good and safe condition. Maintenance
shall include, but not be limited to, weed control, aeration, topdressing,
over seeding, fertilizing, turf repair, mowing and other improvements as
may be necessary to maintain field in good condition.
 Upon discovery of damages, both parties shall meet in order to confirm  who is responsible for damages and the extent of work required to repair  damages. The appropriate party shall be responsible for the cost and repair  of the field. CSA will supervise the repairs by a mutually agreed upon contractor.
 Will limit the use of the fields to Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. Field use during the summer shall be limited to Monday through
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m. A mutually agreed upon period of time will be set-aside during each
summer for turf recovery and maintenance.
6. For new use partnership for soccer fields, i.e., Arnold Mill ES and Macedonia ES,
will develop field space through various upgrades and the installation of an
irrigation system, to be completed by May 2004. Estimated cost: $10,000-
$20,000.
 Will secure contractor and supervise construction of the field improvements (all work will be approved in advance with Carmel-Bascomb
ES and Arnold Mill ES administration and the Office of Support  Services and Facilities/Construction Management).
 Will maintain the playing field in a good and safe condition. Maintenance shall include, but not be limited to, weed control, aeration, topdressing, over seeding, fertilizing, turf repair, mowing and other improvements as  may be necessary to maintain field in good condition.
 Upon discovery of damages, both parties shall meet in order to confirm who is responsible for damages and the extent of work required to repair damages. The appropriate party shall be responsible for the cost and repair of the field. CSA will supervise the repairs by a mutually agreed upon contractor.
7. In conjunction with Cherokee Recreation & Parks Association Agency, will
provide mowing services and ongoing upgrades to fields, as needed.
8. Will pursue the opportunity for additional school recreational area partnerships
throughout the county.
9. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs
without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or
handicapping condition. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided
all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of
the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, CSA must
adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.
ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is October 20, 2011 through October 20, 2012. This contract shall automatically renew for additional
terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least 60 days prior
to renewal date.
ARTICLE V
This contract will not be terminated by either party during the first year of the
term. All notice of this contract shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County
Schools at 110 Academy Street, Canton, GA 30114, and to the President, Cherokee
Soccer Association, 155 Railroad Street, Canton, GA 30114.