While the district’s school buildings and grounds are maintained primarily for the purpose of educating students within the district, the Board of Education wishes residents of the District to have the benefit of the use of school facilities in after- school hours insofar as this is feasible without interfering with the regular school program. Thus, the District’s buildings and grounds are used for many activities which are educational, cultural, recreational, and civic in nature, and which are primarily for the benefit of District residents. An application form for use of schools is available in the Principal’s Office of each building. For information, please call the Use of Buildings Office at 761-8379.
District facilities may be used for the purposes listed below, subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth in Board Policy:
A. Instruction in any branch of education, learning or the arts.
B. Public library purposes, subject to provisions of the Education Law, or as stations of public libraries.
C. Social, civic and recreational meetings and entertainments, or other uses pertaining to the welfare of the community so long as such uses are non-exclusive and open to the general public.
D. Meetings, entertainment and occasions where admission fees are charged, when the proceeds are to be spent for an educational or charitable purpose.
E. Polling places for holding primaries and elections, for the registration of voters and for holding political meetings.
F. Civic forums and community centers.
G. Recreation, physical training and athletics, including competitive athletic contests of children attending a private, nonprofit school.
H. Child-care programs when school is not in session, or when school is in session for the children of students attending schools of the district and, if there is additional space available, for children of employees of the district.
I. Graduation exercises held by not-for-profit elementary and secondary schools, provided that no religious service is performed. Prohibited Uses
Any use not permitted by Board Policy is prohibited. In addition, the following uses are specifically prohibited:
A. Meetings sponsored by political organizations.
Organized groups may use school facilities only after completion of application and approval of usage.
All outside playgrounds are closed after dusk.