Harbor Springs Public Schools

Facility Rentals

Use of School Facilities

Harbor Springs Public Schools has adopted the philosophy that schools belong to the community and to the community groups and organizations in which the majority of the members are residents of the school districts. Such groups and organizations shall be permitted and encouraged to use the school facilities for worthwhile purposes when such does not interfere with the K-12 schedule and Community Schools programs. 

Any group or organization that wishes to use a room or facility should submit a Facilities Use Form. Requests must be received a minimum of one week prior to the requested date. Rules and Regulations are listed on the form and can also be read here. 

To ensure fairness and consistency in the implementation of the Board of Education policy governing the use of school facilities, the following categories are established to determine priority and fees. 

Rates for specific facilities are listed below, please contact the Community Schools Director for any questions. 

Rental Levels

Class A: School Related Event 

Harbor Springs K-12 student functions, activities, programs, meetings, and related activities. 

Class B: Community Event 

Community programs and functions that directly benefit the students of Harbor Springs Public Schools (i.e. Scouts, PTO, Sports Boosters, etc.) 

Class C: Community Non-Profit 

Organizations that hold non-profit status that benefit the general public (i.e. churches, governmental agencies, etc.) Additional custodial fees required.

Class D: Community For-Profit 

Organizations hosting profitable events or programs. Additional custodial fees required. 

Please Note

All fees are subject to change, and negotiations may be made between the School District and the organization renting. 

Additional discounts may be given based on the benefit to the school district, benefit to the community, intent of the program, etc. 

Note: There are no fees for for Class A and B 

Rental Locations & Rates

Performing Arts Center

Daily Rehearsal Rate

C. $100 
D. $200 

Performance/Event Rate

C. First performance $400, additional performances $200 
D. First performance $600, additional performances $300

Facilities provided when renting the Performing Arts Center include the Green Room with personalbathroom, dressing room, backstage area, hallway, scene dock, box office, and Great Hallrestrooms during performance. Theater equipment includes…

Sound System
Corded microphones 
Hanging microphones
Wireless microphones 
Lavaliere ($35 fee)
CD player 
Stage monitors
Auxillary capabilities
Sound board

Lighting
Source four ellipsoidals 
Fresenels 
Cyc lights 
LED pars
Follow spots
Gobos 
Gels
Light board

Other Equipment
Projection
Speaker’s lectern 
Music stands 
Music chairs 
Conductor’s podium 
Choir risers 
Yamaha grand piano (additional fee)
Costumes & props (additional fee) 

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Ottawa Stadium

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Community Pool

Class 1

Any non-profit community-based program, which is sponsoring an activity primarily involving HSPS students or whose total profits and sole mission directly benefits those students.

Class 2

Any other non-profit organization such as churches or other civic organizations.

Class 3

Any “for profit” community organization, which has a function or activity appropriate for use of the community pool.

Organizations using the Harbor Springs Community Pool will be charged rental fees according to the following schedule. This fee is in addition to the cost of school approved custodial or technical personnel if necessary. Independent contractors are considered a Class 3 rental. Please call the pool office for “Off Peak” (March-August) rental rates.

Class 1–Non-profit benefits HSPS students

$70.00/per hour

Class 2–Other community non-profit

$100.00/per hour

Class 3–For Profit

$300.00/per hour

  1. Glass and ceramic containers are not permitted on deck or in locker rooms.
  2. No gum, food, or drinks (except water) will be permitted on deck or in the locker rooms.  All food is to be consumed in the hallway.
  3. Shower thoroughly, including hair, before swimming.
  4. NO SHOES on the pool deck.
  5. Please refrain from throwing items.
  6. No screaming, cursing, or rough-housing anywhere on site.
  7. Do not throw, stand on or sit on kick boards.
  8. Do not hang on lane lines. Lane lines may snap.  
  9. Equipment damaged by improper use or gross negligence will result in a repair/replacement charge to the responsible user group.
  10. User group members are to remain on the pool deck until a lifeguard/coach are present.
  11. User group members must pay to use the facility during any time other than their specified rental time.
  12. The diving board is off limits unless the dive team is practicing with coach supervision.
  13. Divers may practice only when there is direct coach supervision. Every effort must be made to keep the swimmers and the divers from colliding.
  14. The Harbor Springs community pool requires that user groups are responsible for putting in and taking out as well as the storage of lane lines, on the caddy, prior to and following activity.  Lane lines should be stored neatly.
  15. Only employees of the Harbor Springs community pool are permitted in the pool office, except during swim meets.
  16. Only blue painter’s tape or poster putty may be used to hang items temporarily in the pool area.

The pool director reserves the right to change policies at any time deemed necessary.

  1. Clean up after yourself.
  2. Turn off all showers after use.
  3. Avoid the dumping of body powder on locker room floors.
  4. All personal items must be stored in lockers. Swimsuits may be hung on the outside of lockers.
  5. Coaches and/or user group representatives are responsible for the cleanliness of locker rooms, pool deck, and bleacher area after use by their group.

The pool director reserves the right to change policies at any time deemed necessary.

 
  1. Swim Team user groups must have an approved coach before practices can be held.  A team will not be permitted to practice without an approved coach on the pool deck. Swim team practice will not be allowed during lap swim times.
  2. Coaches will act in loco parentis regarding medical decisions for their swimmers.
  3. A coach must be present before any swimmers may enter the water.
  4. Coaches are responsible for the supervision and cleanliness of locker rooms and pool area.
  5. Coaches must use a locker in the locker room. The coach’s locker room is intended for Harbor Springs school employees and is not to be used by swim coaches.
  6. Coaches are reminded that the responsibility for the supervision of their swimmers is the same at a meets as at a practice.
  7. Coaches and at least one official must be on deck during the entire warm-up period before a meet.
  8. Coaches/Patrons are not allowed to solicit pool users for personal gains, this includes but is not limited to setting up off site lessons. If a patron is found to be soliciting you will not be allowed the use of the community pool. Memberships will be refunded.

 

The pool director reserves the right to change policies at any time deemed necessary.

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Pool Director. 

Lynn VanAntwerp (Ness)
lvanantwerp@harborps.org
231-526-4824 (office)
231-881-5429 (text only)

Tennis Courts

1-2 Courts
A. Free
B. $5
C. $10
D. $15

3-5 Courts
A. Free
B. $10
C. $15
D. $20

1-2 Courts
A. Free
B. $25
C. $75
D. $90

3-5 Courts
A. Free
B. $40
C. $90
D. $150

Weekly rates are available but must first be approved by the superintendent. Please contact the Community Schools director to inquire.

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Community Schools Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Gymnasiums

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Cafeterias

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Library and Media Centers

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)

Classrooms

Still have some questions? Reach out to the Arts Director. 

Hannah Bianchi
hbianchi@harborps.org
231-526-4886 (office)
231-881-1863 (cell)