West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

7510A - USE OF DISTRICT PREMISES

Applications

Any organization or individual desiring to use District premises shall complete an application (Form 7510 F1) and submit it to the Building Principal for approval.

 

A.

The Building Principal shall clear each application with respect to date, time and other arrangements and will provisionally approve or deny the use of school premises on the basis of Board policy.

   
 

B.

Charges for school personnel shall be based on the appropriate rate of pay for persons in the respective job classification (custodian, cook, lifeguard, etc.) whenever extra pay for school employees is required as a result of the use.

   
 

C.

Each applicant shall submit, prior to approval, proof of liability insurance covering facility use in the amount designated by the Treasurer.

Ineligible Users

Groups or persons will not be granted permits when the request is for activities that are in conflict or competition with District programs or not authorized by Board policy.

Regulations (see Form 7510 F2)

 

A.

Users must take reasonable steps to ensure orderly behavior and will be responsible for paying for all damage associated with their use of school premises or equipment.

   
 

B.

The District reserves the right to request payment of estimated fees in advance.

     
 

C.

Smoking and the use of tobacco substitute products is prohibited in accordance with Policy 7434. All users are responsible for complying with this regulation.

   
 

D.

Except for "service animals" required for use by a person with a disability, no other animals may be on school premises at any time.

   
 

E.

The District may have a service animal removed from the school premises if the animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control it or the animal is not housebroken. The District is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal. The service animal is allowed to accompany its human in all areas the human is permitted to go.

   
 

F.

Alcoholic beverages and controlled substances will not be permitted on District property at any time.

   
 

G.

Decorations must be fireproof and shall be erected and taken down in a manner not destructive to District property. Decorations are subject to the approval of the building administrator. The use of open flames, such as candles, is permitted only with written permission from the fire marshal.

   
 

H.

The user shall be fully responsible for all loss or damage to District property, including property of students and employees. Additionally the user shall provide written notice to the District of any accident resulting in bodily injury or damage to District property caused by a person attending or participating in the program or activity. The notice must be provided within twenty-four (24) hours of the accident. Such written notice must include the name and address of the person involved in the accident, name and address of any witnesses, and details regarding the time, place, circumstances and nature of the injury or property damage.

   
 

Users must procure and maintain throughout the term of their use of school premises a public risk insurance policy with a reputable insurer, with an A.M. Best rating of A- or better, which: (A) indemnifies the Board in an amount not less than $2 million for any claims whatsoever arising out of the use of school premises by the user; and (B) names the Board as an additional insured under the policy. The user must present the policy or certificate of insurance to the District prior to the use of school premises. Such policy shall be considered primary, and any insurance held by the Board that may provide protection or benefits to the Board shall be considered excess.

   
 

Users shall indemnify and hold harmless the Board, its members, employers, volunteers and representatives, and all persons and bodies corporate acting for or on their behalf, against any claims, suits, demands, costs, expenses, and liability for damages to any person or property in or about the school premises from any cause whatsoever arising out of the use of school premises by user and its attendees/participants, and for any other sums in excess of those contained in any insurance policy procured by user relating to the use of school premises or for such amounts as may not be payable under any such insurance policy.

     
 

I.

Requests for District-owned equipment are not included in the direct or indirect costs and shall be charged based on request and type of equipment.

   
 

J.

The use of any materials on floors or other parts of the building is strictly prohibited without specific approval in writing from the building administrator.

   
 

K.

Use of stages, furniture, and equipment must be arranged for in advance. Set-up and clean-up may be performed by members of the group using school premises, provided the responsible persons are listed on the application. Additional custodial services required for work not done satisfactorily will be paid for by the using group. Arrangements must be made with the building administrator for use of any special or extra equipment. Extra compensation paid employees for moving, operating, or supervising special or extra equipment will be charged to the using group.

   
 

L.

Use during summer vacation, on holidays, or during other vacation periods shall not conflict with building cleaning and renovating programs and will depend on the availability of building service personnel for supervision.

   
 

M.

No unauthorized methods of obtaining funds, including any form of gambling, is permitted in District buildings or on District grounds.

   
 

N.

A school custodian shall be on duty whenever school premises are being used. The custodian will render custodial assistance in handling furniture and equipment and will be responsible for seeing that the premises are left in good order after the activity is over. The custodian's overtime, including clean-up time, will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate. Food-service personnel shall be required, in addition, when kitchen facilities are requested.

     
 

O.

Responsibility for enforcement of rules and regulations concerning use of District premises rests with the user group, and any infractions of the above regulations may be grounds for refusing to grant subsequent requests for the use of District premises. Additionally, users are responsible for the proper supervision, control, and accommodation of persons attending the activity, and must ensure that attendees/participants will only access/use authorized areas of school premises, and the entrances thereto.

   
 

P.

Corridors, exits, and stairways must be free of obstructions at all times. Exits are to be lighted when school premises are in use. Members of audience or spectators must never stand or sit so they block exits, stairways, or aisleways.

   
 

Q.

The District will not be responsible for any loss of valuables or personal property.

   
 

R.

Flyers, booklets, or other printed or audio-visual materials may not be distributed unless they relate directly to the activity for which the school premises are being used.

   
 

S.

Non-marking gym shoes must be worn when using any gymnasium floor.

     
 

T.

Skateboards, Hoverboards and other like equipment which constitutes a safety hazard to students shall not be allowed on District premises at any time.

   
 

No hazardous materials, including but not limited to, flammable materials or liquids, fireworks, pyrotechnic devices, explosives, poisonous materials or plants, strong acids or caustics, or dangerous animals will be brought onto school premises or used in any way, without specific approval in writing from the building administrator.

   
 

No rides or attractions, including but not limited to, trampolines, enclosed or air supported structures of any type (e.g., bouncy houses), climbing walls or ropes, shooting activities, including bows or arrows, or similar equipment or related devices will be brought onto school premises or used in any way, without specific approval in writing from the building administrator.

FEE FOR USE OF DISTRICT BUILDINGS

A schedule of fees for the use of District premises is determined annually as set forth in AG 7510B Charges and Priorities for Use of School Premises.

Revised 2/3/16

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