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.
Approval shall not be granted for any purpose that would damage school property or to any group that has damaged District property.
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 not permit nonprofit organizations not affiliated with the District to conduct fund-raising events on District property.
The District shall not permit individuals or for-profit organizations to use its facilities for financial gain; however, the District shall permit public performances, recitals, or presentations so long as no admission fee is charged and when these activities do not conflict with school use or with this policy.
Except to the extent a District facility is used as an official polling place, District facilities shall not be available for use by individuals or groups for political advertising, campaign communications, or electioneering, as those terms are used in state law.
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 shall have authority to cancel a scheduled nonschool use if an unexpected conflict arises with a District activity.
Approval of Use
The Superintendent is authorized to approve any nonschool use of any District facility.
In case of emergencies or disasters, the Superintendent 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 complete a written agreement indicating 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 Superintendent 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:
For nonschool uses scheduled during the two hours following the end of the instructional day;
When school buildings are used for public meetings sponsored by state or local governmental agencies; or
For use by District employee professional organizations. [See DGA]
Persons or groups using school 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 on school property. [See GKA]
Make no alteration, temporary or permanent, to school property without prior written consent from the Superintendent.
All groups using school 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.