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Department Policies
Registration Process
All programs require preregistration unless otherwise noted and most programs have a registration deadline. We recommend registering as soon as possible, as many programs fill up prior to this deadline and space is limited.

Forms of Payment Accepted
New in 2015 - Online Registration with a credit card is available for most programs!  The department accepts cash or checks for in-person payments. Make checks payable to City of Monroe Park and Recreation. A $25 service charge will be assessed to each returned check. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION - You can only register online up to one week before the program starts.  For programs that are less than a week away, or the registration deadline has passed, you will need to register at the Park and Recreation Office. 

Program Cost Structure
The Department charges two different program fees, resident and non-resident. Residents are those who live within the Monroe School District and non-residents are those who live outside the district. The program fee for non-residents is $10 more than the resident fee.

New Policy for Shelter Reservations
Reservations for the Community Center, Shelter Houses, Bandshell and the Pool will be taken the first “working” day of the month for the entire month of the following year. For example on April 1, 2014 reservations can be made up to and including the entire month of April for 2015.

Photographs
For program promotion purposes, from time to time photographs may be taken of participants. Those who do not wish to have their photo taken or published must notify the office at (608) 329-2460.

Insurance
Please recognize that the City of Monroe does not provide hospital or medical insurance for participants. Individuals are encouraged to obtain their own insurance prior to participating in department programs.

Weather Cancelations

If the department deems it necessary to cancel a program due to weather, it will be on the department’s Information Cancelation Line at (608) 329-2466.

Heat/Humidity Guidelines

A. Heat Index of 80-89 (Low to Moderate Risk)
Proceed with scheduled outdoor activity. Monitor participants carefully for necessary action. Encourage additional fluid intake.

B. Heat Index of 90-104 (Moderate Risk)
Use caution. Fluid/Shade/Rest breaks should be taken every 20-25 minutes. Activity should be modified for less exertion. Consider reducing program length.

C. Heat Index of 105-114 (High Risk)
Use extreme caution. Fluid/Shade/Rest should be taken every 15-20 minutes. Reduce program length to no more than 60 minutes per class. Additional instructor breaks. Consider cancelation of youth and senior programs of high exertion activities.

D. Heat Index of 115-130 (Very High Risk)
We will cancel all outdoor activities

New Law Regarding Concussion Prevention
Wisconsin Act 172 (Concussion Law) states that any child under 19 years of age, who is engaged in an organized athletic activity, athletic game or competition must receive information about the law and return the signed Parent Athlete Agreement before participation.  New for 2014:  completion of one concussion form per child will cover all Monroe Parks and Recreation programs for the year. 

Employment Opportunities

Online Applications
The City of Monroe only accepts online applications for seasonal or fulltime positions.  You also may fill out an interest card online and get updates on job openings.    

Apply for Seasonal Positions
December 1 - Feb 15 each year, we accept applications for openings in summer seasonal positions.  Possible summer positions may be: lifeguard, summer park maintenance, umpires, playground positions, office aide, after school aides, day camp and sport instructors.  Open positions will be listed on the website.  Summer Park Maintenance and Summer Street Maintenance applications are accepted until March 1.   Apply on line for these positions at www.cityofmonroe.org

Go to:
· I want to apply
· Apply for Job
· Click on position applying for on the bottom of page
· Click on apply
· You will be asked to create an account
· After account is created, you will fill out the application on line. 
· Recommended minimum age is 16.  Lifeguard must be 16 by June lst.  Park and Street maintenance required age is 18.
We accept applications for seasonal fall and winter positions from July 1 - August 15 each year.  Possible positions may be:  volleyball supervisor & instructors, basketball instructors, flag football referee, afterschool aide, exercise instructor and dance instructor.   Please check our website regularly as jobs will be listed when openings occur.