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Rentals - Community Use of Schools

Update on Rental Rates for 2016-2017 School Year 

The Halton District School Board annually reviews and adjusts the rental rates charged for the use of school spaces by outside user groups.

Rates are generated by the type of room and on the nature of the groups such as a local community user group vs. for profit business user.

Rates are adjusted to ensure that education dollars intended for students do not subsidise the rental of a school.  Rates are adjusted to keep the cost as low as possible as the Board aims for a cost recovery.

This year the costs incurred by the Board for rentals are expected to increase by 3%. 

Previously some room sizes were estimated and this affected the charges. The Board has confirmed all room sizes and some rooms were underestimated while some were overestimated. Confirmation of the calculation has resulted in an adjustment to the size of room and therefore recovered cost . The Board is phasing these adjustments over a 2 year period to minimize the impact on user groups.

Community Use of Schools is an initiative by the Ministry of Education that supports affordable access to school space outside of school hours by not-for-profit community groups.

The Rental Office coordinates the use of our schools for community groups in conjunction with the local municipalities where the schools are located as established through the Municipal Reciprocal Agreement.

If you are interested in renting one of our schools, your first step is to contact the local municipality. If, after contacting the local municipality, you would like to rent one of our facilities, please go to the Rent a Facility webpage.

In order to ensure all community users have fair and equitable access to our schools, usage priorities have been established. To read more about these priorities and the categories, please click here.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Rental Coordinator in your area:

Burlington and Milton rentals
905-335-3665, ext. 2214
Oakville and Halton Hills rentals
905-335-3665, ext. 3267

You can also email rentals@hdsb.ca

Have a question? Click on Frequently Asked Questions.

Per our Conditions of Use, all user groups must adhere to the Halton District School Board Code of Conduct,click here for your copy of the HDSB Code of Conduct.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall/Winter rentals.

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