New Mexico - Community Use of Public School Facilities: Partnerships

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State laws encourages and/or incentivizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.

New Mexico Statutes 5-4-16. School districts; community recreational facilities.

A.  A school district may construct, own or operate community recreational facilities within the school district. A school district may operate the community recreational facilities on land owned by the school district or on land acquired by the school district for the community recreational facilities.

B.  A local school board of a school district may enter into agreements with any state or federal agency or department to obtain assistance in acquiring, constructing or operating community recreational facilities.

C.  Local operational funds may not be expended to purchase land or construct buildings pursuant to this section except as provided in Section 22-8-41 NMSA 1978.

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