Sevastopol School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

7510 - USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES

The Board of Education believes that the school facilities of this District 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 District.

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

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

 

A.

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

 
 

B.

uses and groups indirectly related to the schools

 
 

C.

meetings of employee associations

 
 

D.

uses for voter registration and elections

 
 

E.

departments or agencies of government

 
 

F.

community organizations or groups of individuals formed for charitable, civic, social, religious, recreational, and/or educational purposes

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

 

A.

private social functions

 
 

B.

any purpose which is prohibited by law

Recreational Activity

Any outside party using District facilities for recreational activity must complete the Facilities Use Form prior to such usage. The District does not permit to outside groups the use of the following equipment:

 

A.

weight rooms

 
 

B.

gymnastics equipment

"Recreational activity" includes any indoor or outdoor physical activity, sport, team sport, or game, whether organized or unorganized, undertaken for the purpose of exercise, relaxation, diversion, education, or pleasure.

Motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails, in the woods, or on the track.

Animals are not permitted on school property without authorization (Policy 8390 Policy 9150).

Fields and playgrounds may be used for casual recreation during non-school hours by community members without approval through the Facilities Use Form and process.

Should all or any part of the District's community be struck by a disaster, the Board shall make District 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 District Administrator should meet with the Town of Sevastopol and/or Door County government representatives 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 District Administrator shall develop administrative guidelines for the granting of permission to use District facilities including a schedule of fees. Such guidelines are to include the following:

 

A.

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

 
 

B.

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 rules so specify, no item of equipment may be used except by a qualified operator.

 
 

C.

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

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

120.13(17), Wis. Stats.
895.523, Wis. Stats.

Revised 10/16/14

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