Warren City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

7510 - USE OF SCHOOL 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 may 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/Designee.

Facilities shall also be made available to any certified candidate for public office and any recognized political party or organization for the purpose of conducting public discussions of public questions and issues. The facilities shall be free of charge and available only after regular school hours. Any costs to the District as a result of this activity shall be charged to the user.

The Superintendent 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, or any of its employees and officers, specifically as a consequence of permitting access to these facilities.

R.C. 3313.75 - .79, 3501.29
P.L. 98-377

Reviewed 8/03