School facilities may be used by organizations; state, county and local governmental agencies; and by post-secondary educational institutions. Permission to use school facilities must be granted by the building principal and Director of Business Services. For purposes of this policy, local organization is defined as having at least 51 percent of the members of the organization reside in the School District of Jefferson.
Arrangements for use of district equipment (e.g., audio-visual, physical education, pianos, tables), and for the moving of any such equipment must be approved by the building principal. Such arrangements must be made well in advance of the use of school facilities. The principal may approve the use of the equipment if he/she is satisfied that the person(s) making the request is familiar with the operation of the equipment. The user shall be completely responsible for any damage done to the school equipment and shaII be required to pay for the repair or replacement of damaged equipment.
School facilities are generally not available for community use during regularly scheduled school hours or when otherwise in use for school activities. The Superintendent may make school facilities available for community use during regularly scheduled school hours or when otherwise in use for school activities provided such community use does not unduly interfere with or disrupt regular instruction, extracurricular activities, or any other scheduled school activity.
The Board of Education retains the right to deny use of school facilities and shall be the final authority in all cases. Facility uses not covered by this policy shall be brought to the Board for determination.
To access the facilities guidelines and fees please click on the link below. Also provided is the Use of Facilities Request form.