The board encourages wise and careful use of District buildings and equipment to the fullest extent, providing the activities conducted are not contrary to public interests as determined by the board or as provided by the law.
The buildings, sites, and equipment of the District will be made available for a fee to local nonprofit entities which promote cultural, educational, civic, community or recreational activities. “Entities" shall include organizations, groups, and individuals and their agents. Such use will be permitted only when the use does not interfere with or disrupt the education program or school-related activity, the use is consistent with state law, and will end no later than midnight. It is within the discretion of the board to allow for-profit entities to District buildings, equipment and sites. The board reserves the right to deny use of the buildings, sites, and the equipment to any group. It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to allow use of District buildings, sites, or equipment on Sundays.
Organizations, individuals, and other entities who wish to use such District property must apply at the superintendent's office or with the designated person. It shall be the responsibility of the board secretary or superintendent to determine whether the District facility, site, or equipment requested is available and whether the application for use meets board policy and administrative regulations. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and board secretary to provide application forms, obtain proof of insurance, and draw up the contract for use of District property.
Activities in the District buildings and sites shall be supervised by an employee of the District unless special prior arrangements are made with the superintendent. The employee shall not accept a fee from the user. If appropriate, the school district employee may be paid by the District.
Entities that use District buildings or sites must leave the building or site in the same condition it was in prior to its use. Entities that use District equipment must return the equipment in the same working condition it was in prior to its use.
Inappropriate use of District facilities, sites, or equipment may result in additional fees charged to, or the inability of, the organization, individual, or entity to use District facilities or equipment in the future.
The District will sponsor education related organizations' use of the ICN upon approval of the superintendent. Sponsored ICN users’ mission must be consistent with the mission of the District. Costs associated with the use of the ICN will be passed on by the District to the sponsored user.
Authorized users of the ICN shall ensure their use of the ICN is consistent with their written mission. The ICN will not be used for profit making ventures. Authorized users may not resell time on the ICN. Entities that wish to use the District's ICN classroom to originate, receive, or broadcast programming must follow the state scheduling requirements. However, it is recommended that entities that wish to use the District's ICN classroom to originate, receive, or broadcast programming contact the school district's ICN scheduler's office to inform them of their needs.
It shall be the responsibility of the entities that wish to use the District's ICN classroom to originate, receive or broadcast programming in compliance with the law regarding authorized use of and content of the programming on the ICN. The District assumes no responsibility or liability for entities using the ICN classroom in violation of the law, the authorized user's mission or District policy and its supporting administrative regulations. The District reserves the right to charge all costs, including attorney fees, that may arise to the entity for the entity's failure to comply with the law or District’s policies and its supporting administrative regulations.
The board may allow non-profit groups to use the buildings and sites without charge. While such groups may use the buildings and sites without charge, they may be required to pay a custodial fee as so defined on the District's rental agreement "For Use of School Property."
Revised: 2006-2007; 2012-2013; January 26, 2015