OKEMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FACILITY USE PROCEDURES

The following information explains our policies and procedures for Okemos Public Schools use of facilities.  Phone numbers for school personnel are listed below. You will receive a confirmation of procedures once your request has been approved. Please note, under special circumstances, your event may be cancelled or moved.  This is done as a last resort due to a school scheduling conflicts or severe weather. 

  1. If your event is not during regular school hours, and lasts beyond the regularly scheduled custodial day, you will incur custodial overtime charges.  Saturdays after 1:00 pm for Chippewa and Kinawa and Okemos High School after 4 pm.  We do not staff our buildings on Sundays, therefore, custodial overtime charges are for the entire day.  For all events, charges start at arrival to the facility and end when the school has been cleaned for the next day.
  2. If you are reserving the cafeteria, access to the kitchen is not allowed.
  3. When using the auditorium, it is mandatory that an Okemos School district technician provide lighting and sound. You must notify the technician of your event at least two weeks prior to the event date. 
  4. If your event is scheduled during the winter, please be advised that if the parking lot has to be plowed specifically for your event, you will be charged for that service.
  5. Once your facility use has been approved, payment in full must be made at least 7 days prior to the date of your event.  You will be billed approximately 1-2 weeks after your event if you have incurred additional custodial or technician charges. 
  6. If you have requests for equipment made after your use of facility has been approved, it is your responsibility to contact the facility coordinator.

 

School

Title

Name

Phone Number

All Schools

Operations

Steve Lathrop

517-706-5037

All Schools

Facility Coordinator

Cathy McKenna

517-706-5032

All Schools

Food Service

Lynna Hassenger

517-706-5012

All Schools

Technician

Chris Zinger

517-706-4940

Chippewa

Secretary

Jocy Smith

517-706-4802

Chippewa

Lead Custodian

Steve Oberst

517-706-4850

Kinawa

Secretary

Lisa Bowen

517-706-4702

Kinawa

Lead Custodian

Tina Harmon

517-706-4750

High School

Secretary

Mary Mosher

517-706-4902

High School

Lead Custodian

Ken Green

517-706-4950