In addition to our normal minutes from our previous meeting, financial reports, receiving new members, granting letters, Church Council reports and old business, we have one item of new business for our church family to consider.
New Business Item
Glasgow Christian Academy Board of Directors has asked our church in April to consider housing the school for the next two academic years with the lease being one year at a time, as they enter into a period of transition that includes finding and relocating to a new campus. Our Church Council has discussed their request at length and now along with the Trustees want to present this request to our church family for your consideration.
Please find below Questions and Answers to help you consider this proposal.
1. Why has GCA decided to relocate?
- GCA is capitalizing on their assets by selling their property and looking for a better, more cost efficient campus that will meet their needs. This will allow them to continue to offer biblical worldview education to the families in our community.
2. Which buildings and areas does the school want to use?
- GCA would like to use the Student Center, A building classrooms, Kids building, preschool rooms and adjacent parking lots and foyers.
- GCA would be mobile and portable not to crowd or clutter our education space for our activities.
- GCA will not be using our worship center for their regular, daily activities. They will use it at years end for graduations or special occasions like a Christmas program.
3. What will GCA be responsible for if we lease them our facilities?
GCA needs to provide their own custodian to keep the facilities clean and not to put more work on our custodian.
- GCA will provide their own insurance.
- GCA would pay $30,000 annually to:
- have the floors professionally cleaned,
the inside of the buildings they use painted,
for the utilities they use
remaining balance of the $30,000 will be considered lease payment.
4. What effect will leasing our property to GCA have on our normal, daily and weekend activities?
- Our church family will need to be willing to share space and be gracious hosts throughout the entirety of this process. Besides this our service and regular daily activity should not be altered.
- GCA will need to work diligently to provide all of their day-to-day needs and not assume the church will provide for any of their daily program needs.
- Our church activities would have precedent over GCA activities.
5. How will leasing our property to GCA affect Phase 2 of Calvary’s Master Plan?
- It will not affect Phase 2 of our Master Plan. When our church family is ready to proceed with Phase 2 it will begin.
6. Can we re-evaluate our commitment to year two at the end of year one?
- Yes, while GCA has asked for a two-year period of time, our commitment would be one year at a time.
7. How many students and faculty will be on our campus each day?
- Approximately 120 people will be on our campus Monday-Friday.
8. Who will draw up and execute the lease agreement?
- If our church family chooses to allow GCA to use our facilities our Trustees would have a legal lease agreement written and have the Board of Directors of GCA sign the lease agreement.