Adopted: 5-11-00 MSBA/MASA Model Policy 902
Revised: 8-15-05 reviewed 8-13-09 Rev. 2005
902 USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for community use of school facilities and equipment.
II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
The school board allows use of school facilities and equipment by community groups and individuals.
III. SCHEDULED COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES
A. The school district community education office shall be charged with the process of scheduling rooms and special areas for community education classes and activities planned to be offered during each session.
B. Procedures for providing publicity, registration and collection of fees shall be the responsibility of the school district administration.
C. Registration fees may be structured to include a pro-rata portion of costs for custodial services that may be needed.
IV. GENERAL COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
A. The school board may authorize the use of school facilities by community groups or individuals. It may impose reasonable regulations and conditions upon the use of school facilities as it deems appropriate.
B. Requests for use of school facilities by community groups or individuals shall be made through the school district’s community education office.
C. The school board may require a rental fee for the use of school facilities. Such fee may include the cost of custodial and supervisory service if deemed necessary. It may also require a deposit or surety bond for the proper use and repair of damage to school facilities. A rental fee schedule, deposit or surety bond schedule and payment procedure shall be presented for review and approval by the school board.
D. When emergencies or unusual circumstances arise that necessitate rescheduling the use of school facilities, every effort will be made to find acceptable alternative meeting space within the facility.
E. Any individuals or groups using the facility must provide adequate supervision, confine themselves to the area they have rented, and are responsible for any damage and/or injury. Groups holding under-supervised events will be charged a supervision fee, and/or have facility privileges revoked.
V. RULES FOR USE OF FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
The school board expects members of the community who use facilities and equipment to do so with respect for school district property and an understanding of proper use. Individuals and groups shall be responsible for damage to facilities and equipment.
Legal References: Minn. Stat. § 123B.51 (Schoolhouses and Sites; Access for Non-curricular Purposes)
Cross References: MSBA/MASA Model Policy 801 (Equal Access to School Facilities)
MSBA/MASA Model Policy 901 (Community Education)