902 - Use of School District Facilities

 

                                                                                                              POLICY #902

USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES

  1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for community use of school facilities. 

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

The school board encourages maximum use of school facilities for community purposes if, in its’ judgment, that use will not interfere with use for school purposes. Use of Cambridge-Isanti Schools’ facilities will be governed by all applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

III.      SCHEDULING AND RENTING - SCHOOL FACILITIES

The facility use policy and procedures have been written to reaffirm the school board’s belief in the community use of school facilities and to assure the preservation of school facilities for their primary purpose, that of educating the students.  The District may impose reasonable regulations and conditions upon the use of school facilities as it deems appropriate. District administration shall be charged with the process of scheduling rooms and special areas for all use outside the school day. Procedures for providing permits and collection of fees shall be the responsibility of school district administration. Rental rates 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

The school board may authorize the use of school facilities by community groups or individuals. Such use will not be considered an endorsement of such organizations, groups or individuals by the school district. The district may impose reasonable regulations and conditions upon the use of school facilities as it deems appropriate.

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.

V.        RULES FOR USE OF FACILITIES

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. A certificate of insurance may be required by the school district to ensure payment for these damages and any liability for injuries.

Funds received for the leasing and rental of school facilities and equipment shall be distributed as follows:

            A.        General Fund - 88%

            B.        Community Service Fund - 10%

            C.        Equipment Replacement - 2%

Source:                       Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Legal References:      Minn. Stat. § 123B.51 (Schoolhouses and Sites; Access for Noncurricular

                                                Purposes)

Cross References:      Policy 801 (Equal Access to School Facilities)

                                      Policy 901 (Community Education)

Reviewed:                   3-20-97, 11-10-98, 3-17-03, 1-22-04, 05-18-17

Approved:                   12-16-74, 6-16-80, 2-5-85, 4-24-03, 2-19-04, 06-22-17

902R - Community Use of School Facilities Procedure

POLICY #902R

Community Use of School Facilities Procedure



General Statement

The schools and facilities of District #911 belong to all of us. They are one of Cambridge and Isanti’s greatest assets. The District #911 School Board, administrators, and staff believe that the use of these assets is good stewardship and supports and encourages community use. Allowing groups and organizations to utilize school buildings/facilities is an important part of using our community's resources to the fullest extent. In exchange, as a partner, the District requires that permit holders be responsible for the actions of its participants.

Coordinating the use and rental of District #911 buildings, facilities, and equipment will be the responsibility of the Community Education Department.