GKD(LOCAL) - COMMUNITY RELATIONS: NONSCHOOL USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

Public Use

The Board permits public use of designated school facilities for educational, recreational, civic, or social activities, when these activities do not conflict with school use or with this policy.

Approval of Use

The principal is authorized to approve use of facilities on his or her campus. The Superintendent is authorized to approve use of other District facilities.

Approval shall not be granted for any purpose that would damage school property or to groups that are known to have damaged other rented property.

Priorities

Priorities for scheduling the use of school facilities shall be as follows:

The regularly scheduled educational program, including instructional activities; meetings, practices, and performances of school-sponsored groups; and staff meetings related to official school business.

Meetings and other activities of school support groups organized for the sole purpose of supporting the schools or school-sponsored activities. [See GE]

Meetings and other activities of groups made up primarily of school-aged children.

Meetings of employee organizations. [See DGA].

Meetings and activities of other groups on a first-come, first served basis.

Emergencies or Disasters

The Superintendent may authorize the use of school facilities by civil defense officials in the case of emergencies or disasters.

Required Conduct

Organizations using school facilities shall:

Conduct their business in an orderly manner.

Abide by all laws and policies, including but not limited to those prohibiting the use, sale, or possession of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and firearms and the use of tobacco products on school property.

Make no alternation, temporary or permanent, to school property without prior written consent from the Superintendent.

Release of Liability

Organizations or individuals using school facilities shall release the District from liability for personal injury and/or damages to personal property. All groups using school facilities shall be responsible for the cost of damages incurred during their use.

Franklin ISD

GKD(LOCAL)-X

LDU-05-06

DATE ISSUED: 1/30/2006