School district facilities and equipment will be made available to local nonprofit entities which promote cultural, educational, civic, community or recreational activities. Such use will be permitted only when the use does not interfere with or disrupt the education program or school district related activity, the use is consistent with state law, and will end no later than midnight. It is within the discretion of the board to allow for profit entities to sue school district facilities and equipment. The board reserves the right to deny use of the facilities and the equipment to an entity. It is within the discretion of the superintendent to allow use of school district facilities and equipment on Sundays.
Entities who wish to use the school district facilities or equipment must apply at the superintendent's office. It shall be the responsibility of the secondary principal or superintendent to determine whether the school district facility or equipment requested is available and whether the application for use meets board policy and administrative regulations. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and board secretary to provide application forms, obtain proof of insurance, and draw up the contract for use of school district facilities and equipment.
Use of school district facilities and equipment by entities shall be supervised by an employee of the school district unless special arrangements are made with the superintendent. The school district employee shall not accept a fee from the entity using school district facilities and equipment. If appropriate, the school district employee may be paid by the school district. The school district may recoup the cost of paying the employee by charging a fee to the entity.
Entities that use school district facilities or equipment must leave the facilities or equipment in the same condition the facilities or equipment was in prior to its use. Inappropriate use of school district facilities and equipment may result in additional fees charged to, or the inability of, the entity to use school district facilities or equipment in the future.
The board may allow entities such as the Boy and Girl Scouts and 4-H to use the school district facilities and equipment without charge. While such entities may use school district facilities and equipment without charge, they may be required to pay a custodial fee.
Reviewed: 12-13-99, 12-09-06, 02-05-09, 12-14-15
Revised: 07-01-92, 5-17-22