As a service to the community and in accordance with state law, the Board of Education may allow the use of public school facilities by individuals, groups and associations for educational, recreational, social, civic, philanthropic and other similar purposes as the Board deems are for the best interests of the community.

Permission to use school facilities will be granted to community organizations and residents by the superintendent, or his or her designee, in keeping with the policies, rules and procedures adopted by the Board. However, such use will not interfere in any way with the regular programs and activities of the school district.

A nominal rental fee to cover operational costs (heat, lights, etc.) and custodial service will be charged in accordance with a schedule recommended by the superintendent and approved by the Board. The fee will not be charged to any school-related organization. The Board may consider waiving the fee for special public programs.

The use of playgrounds and buildings during the summer months for recreational purposes shall be governed by the superintendent according to the Board policies, rules and procedures.

Where possible, a certificate of insurance or hold-harmless agreement shall be provided by the persons or organizations using school facilities.

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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

Adopted: 2-19-08


Cross Refs: ECA, Building and Grounds Security

EF, Food Services Management

IGD, District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities and Organizations

IGDA, Student-Initiated Group Use of District Facilities

IND, School Ceremonies and Observances

Legal Refs: § 177.031, RSMo.

Raymondville R-VII School District, Raymondville, Missouri

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