The Knox County school superintendent has agreed not to charge Girl Scout troops facility use fees for meeting in Knox County schools. This will change in July 2012, and we should be prepared to see a fee structure in place next year.
Fees for custodial services, $20 per hour, will be assessed if a troop plans to use school grounds on the weekend or at night when a custodian is not regularly on duty.
Troops should continue to fill out the facility use applications as normal, but note that no fees for facility use should be charged to the troop at this time.
If a troop has been asked to pay a facility fee, they should return to the principal or the school where they wish to meet and will be allowed to use school property free of charge.