Facilities Services Division


  • Joint Use Agreements


    The Joint-Use Development Bond Program supports shared use of school facilities through the development of joint-use agreements. A joint use agreement is a legally binding contract between two or more entities that is reciprocal and mutually beneficial. Joint use projects are developed in partnership with third parties to develop and operate LAUSD facilities to benefit students, partners, and the larger community. Typical partners may include governmental agencies, community-based organizations, sports organizations, or private entities. Procedures for this type of shared use are outlined below:


    • The Board of Education requires a minimum 50/50 match ratio.
    • Partners must provide matching capital, in-kind resources, and/or programmatic funds.

    The value of the contribution and the benefit to the school or the District are factors that will be considered in a joint use proposal.

    Steps for Developing a Joint-Use Agreement

    1. LAUSD identifies a partner and a school facility match is made. Interested parties should contact Isela Lopez at isela.lopez@lausd.net.
    2. A feasibility study is conducted to evaluate the scope of the project, as well as the project schedule, costs, and overall viability.
    3. If the joint use project is deemed viable in terms of funding and longevity of the partnership, it will be recommended to the Board of Education and the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (BOC).
    4. LAUSD and partner enter into a joint-use agreement that describes the sharing of creation, maintenance and operational costs of the partnership.
    5. LAUSD and partner begin partnership in existing facility or the bid process for new construction begins.


    DID YOU KNOW? Research has shown that people who have parks or recreational facilities nearby exercise 38% more than those who do not have easy access.

    Joint Use projects which result in Joint Use Agreements create opportunities to develop school facilities to increase opportunities for community use. Throughout the District, partnerships have formed to leverage resources and have resulted in additional services benefiting both the school and community. Below are examples of Joint Use partnerships:

    Fremont High School
    Wellness Center and Community Garden

    Neighborhood: South Los Angeles
    Partners: LAUSD, UMMA Clinic, and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust have partnered to develop a wellness center and community garden at Fremont High School.
    Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
    Memorial Park

    Neighborhood: Mid-Wilshire
    Partners: LAUSD, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles have partnered to provide an educational, reflective, and interpretive recreation space in the Mid-Wilshire District, a highly dense, park-poor community in the city.
  • Contact Us
    Isela Lopez
    Facilities Partnership and Development Manager
    Facilities Asset Management
    Phone: 213-241-6461
    Email: isela.lopez@lausd.net

Asset Management