Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board believes that the school facilities of this Corporation should be made available for community purposes, provided that such use does not infringe on the original and necessary purpose of the property or interfere with the educational program of the schools and is harmonious with the purposes of this Corporation.

The Board will permit the use of school facilities when such permission has been requested in writing by a responsible organization or a group of citizens and has been approved by the Superintendent, and/or by the Board.

Corporation facilities shall be available for the below-listed uses. When there are competing interests for such uses, approval will be given according to the following priorities:



uses directly related to the schools and the operations of the schools



uses by not-for-profit or for-profit organizations providing child care programs which meet the State requirements and additional conditions established by Board policies and the Superintendent's guidelines



uses and groups indirectly related to the schools



meetings of employee associations



uses for voter registration and elections



departments or agencies of the municipal government



other governmental agencies



community organizations or groups of individuals formed for: charitable, civic, social, educational, political, religious, recreational purpose


The use of Corporation grounds and facilities shall not be granted for:



private social functions;



any purpose which is prohibited by law.

Should all or any part of the Corporation's community be struck by a disaster, the Board shall make Corporation grounds and/or facilities available, at no charge, for the housing, feeding, and care of victims or potential victims when requested by local, State, or Federal authorities. The Superintendent should meet with the Stark County Civil defense Coordinator (local governing body) to establish a disaster preparedness plan in order to ensure that proper procedures are established to minimize confusion, inefficiency, and disruption of the educational program.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the granting of permission to use Corporation facilities including a schedule of fees. Such guidelines are to include the following:



Each user may be required to present evidence of the purchase of organizational liability insurance to the limit prescribed by Corporation guidelines.



Use of school equipment in conjunction with the use of school facilities must be requested specifically in writing, and may be granted by the procedure by which permission to use facilities is granted. The users of school equipment must accept liability for any damage or loss to such equipment that occurs while it is in their use. Where guidelines so specify, no item of equipment may be used except by a qualified operator.



Users shall be liable financially for damage to the facilities and for proper chaperonage.

No liability shall attach to this Corporation, any employee, officer, or member of this Corporation specifically as a consequence of permitting access to these facilities.

I.C. 20-26-5-1, 20-26-5-4, 20-26-8-1
511 IAC 6-2-1(b)(5)

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