GKD(LOCAL) - COMMUNITY RELATIONS: NONSCHOOL USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
Scope of Use
The District shall permit nonschool use of designated District facilities for educational, recreational, civic, or social activities when these activities do not conflict with school use or with this policy.
Note: See the following policies for other information regarding facilities use:
- Use by employee professional organizations: DGA
- Use of facilities for school-sponsored and school-related activities: FM
- Use by noncurriculum-related student groups: FNAB
- Use by District-affiliated school-support organizations: GE
The District shall permit nonprofit organizations to conduct fund-raising events on District property when these activities do not conflict with school use or with this policy.
The District shall not permit individuals or for-profit organizations to use its facilities for financial gain; however, the District shall permit private academic instruction, as well as public performances, recitals, or presentations, when these activities do not conflict with school use or with this policy.
Requests for nonschool use of District facilities shall be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Academic and extracurricular activities sponsored by the District shall always have priority when any use is scheduled. [See FM] The Superintendent or designee shall have authority to cancel a scheduled nonschool use if an unexpected conflict arises with a District activity.
Approval of Use
The Superintendent or designee is authorized to approve or deny the use of all District facilities. Approval shall not be granted for any purpose that would damage school property. Facility use may also be denied to individuals or groups with a history of property damage or personal injury that resulted from the user's inability to control participant or spectator actions. [Refer to the District's facility usage handbook, published on the District website]
No approval shall be required for nonschool-related recreational use of the District's unlocked, outdoor recreational facilities, such as the track, playgrounds, tennis courts, and the like, when the facilities are not in use by the District or for a scheduled nonschool purpose.
In case of emergencies or disasters, the Superintendent or designee may authorize the use of school facilities by civil defense, health, or emergency service authorities.
Any organization or individual approved for a nonschool use of District facilities shall be required to register in the online facility scheduling system and adhere to the guidelines in the District's facility usage handbook. The organization or individual must acknowledge receipt and understanding of this policy and any applicable administrative regulations, and acknowledging that the District is not liable for any personal injury or damages to personal property related to the nonschool use.
Fees for Use
Nonschool users shall be charged a fee for the use of designated facilities.
The chief financial officer shall establish and publish a schedule of fees based on the cost of the physical operation of the facilities, as well as any applicable personnel costs for supervision, custodial services, food services, security, and technology services.
Fees shall not be charged when school buildings are used for public meetings sponsored by state or local governmental agencies.
Persons or groups using District facilities shall:
Conduct 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 or e-cigarettes on school property. [See GKA]
Make no alteration, temporary or permanent, to school property without prior written consent from the Superintendent.
All groups using District facilities shall be responsible for the cost of repairing any damages incurred during use and shall be required to indemnify the District for the cost of any such repairs.