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 only when the primary participants are school-aged children and 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 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.
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 campus principal and athletic director shall have authority to cancel a scheduled nonschool use if an unexpected conflict arises with a District activity.
Approval of Use
The campus principal is authorized to approve use of facilities on a school campus. The director of student services is authorized to approve use of all other District facilities except athletic facilities. The athletic director is authorized to approve use of District athletic facilities.
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 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.
The District shall require comprehensive general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 to be carried by all outside organizations or groups when renting any school facility. The District shall be named as an additional insured and shall be furnished a copy of the certificate before permission to rent will be granted. This requirement shall apply to all complimentary use as well.
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 when school buildings are used:
For public meetings sponsored by state or local governmental agencies; or
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.