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School gyms must have community-use policies: province

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The Manitoba government tabled legislation today that would require school boards to create community-use policies for school gyms and other facilities.

The proposed legislation follows a study last year that found there was a mish-mash of policies when it came to community use of school gymnasiums.

The move would require school boards to set out the terms and conditions that apply when the public uses school facilities when not in use by students.

It would also call for each school division and school district to maintain a copy of its policy and application form, and the name and contact information of its community uses coordinator, on a public website.

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