Code No.: 904.1
COMMUNITY USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES
The Board of Education supports the philosophy that the school belongs to the public and should be available for public use by school district community groups which promote cultural, educational, community welfare or recreational activities, provided the activity is not contrary to public interest or to the safety, welfare and protection of the Anamosa School staff, students or property as determined by the Board of Education, or as provided by law.
A community group is defined as a group not sponsored by the school and could include adult community groups or student community groups. Community groups shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or socioeconomic status.
Any community group or organization requesting use of the school building must have an adult (person of legal age and not a student) in charge, who will be responsible for the proper care and use of the building and who will be responsible for taking care of any cleaning, payment of fees and the settlement for any damages. The building must be left in the state of cleanliness and orderliness in which it was found.
Any group or person using school facilities may be required to provide proof of sufficient insurance, or written verification that the group is covered under the District’s insurance coverage.
The District reserves the right to cancel facilities use on days in which inclement weather poses a hazard and facilities are closed.
The need for snow/ice removal will be determined and completed by the district. Real costs for this removal will be charged to the renter.
When using school facilities, the use or possession of alcohol and/or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited, as referenced in Policy 502.3. Any individual or group violating this policy may be barred from future use of the facilities. Tobacco and/or nicotine use is prohibited in the school buildings and on school grounds, as stated in Policy 502.3.
Administrative regulations and fee guidelines have been established to differentiate user requests within the categories of non-profit and private profit. After filling out a Facility Usage Request Form, an applicant will be categorized and sent the appropriate documents by the superintendent’s designee. The documents include, based on the category of the applicant, administrative regulations for building use and the fee schedules.
The Superintendent or designee may allow groups to use the buildings and sites with reduced or no charges under special conditions. Such conditions may still require groups to pay a custodial, kitchen, technician and supervision fees. (See fee schedule)
All requests for facilities not covered by this policy will need the approval of the Superintendent or designee.