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8:20 Community Use of School Facilities

School facilities are available to community organizations during non-school hours when such use does not: (1) interfere with any school function or affect the safety of students or employees, or (2) affect the property or liability of the School District.  The use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses.  The District reserves the right to cancel previously scheduled use of facilities by community organizations and other groups.  The use of school facilities requires the prior approval of the Superintendent or designee and is subject to applicable procedures. 
Persons on school premises must abide by the District's conduct rules at all times. 

Student groups, school-related organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organization may be granted the use of school facilities at no cost.  Other organizations granted use of facilities shall pay fees and costs. 

LEGAL REF.:  20 U.S.C. §7905, Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act,
10 ILCS 5/11-4.1, Election Code
105 ILCS 5/10-20.40, 5/10-22.10 and 5/29-3.5.
Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 533 U.S. 98 (2001)
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District, 508 U.S. 384 (1993).
Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of Univ. of Va., 515 U.S. 819 (1995).

CROSS REF.:  7:330 (Access to School Facilities by Non-School Sponsored Student Groups), 8:25 (Distribution and Display of Community Flyers and Posters), 8:30 (Conduct on School Property)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

UPDATED:  June 22, 2009
June 26, 2023