By Karen Billing
With its new Performing Arts Center open and people requesting to rent it, the Rancho Santa Fe School District was taxed with setting a fee schedule for renters. Superintendent Lindy Delaney selected rates by comparing with similar size venues—the school will charge $800 for five hours for non-profit organizations and $1,200 to for-profits. Non-profits are charged lower rates due to the Civic Center Act Law.
“Our prices are on the higher end which I think they should be,” said Delaney, considering the state-of-the-art facility.
School board president Richard Burdge expressed concern that it was too good a deal and wanted to make sure that their cleaning and damage deposits could adequately cover any problems renters should cause.
The board settled on $600 deposits for non-profits and $900 to for-profits.
Delaney said adjustments could be made in the future as the facility starts to get rented out.