8:20 Community Relations
(Acrobat File)

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 require the prior approval of the Superintendent or designee and are 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 organizations are granted the use of school facilities at no cost during regularly staffed hours. Fees and costs apply during non-regularly staffed hours and to other organizations granted use of facilities at any time. A fee schedule and other terms of use shall be prepared by the Superintendent and be subject to annual approval by the School Board. 

LEGAL REF.: Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act , 20 U.S.C. §7905.

10 ILCS 5/19-2.2.

105 ILCS 5/10-22.10 and 5/29-3.5.

Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 121 S.Ct. 2093 (2001)

Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District, 113 S.Ct. 2141 (1993).

Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of Univ. of Va., 515 U.S. 819 (1995).

CROSS REF.: 7:330 (Student Use of Building - Equal Access), 8:25 (Distribution and Display of Community Flyers and Posters), 8:30 (Conduct on School Property)

ADMIN. PROC.: 8:20-AP (Community Use of School Facilities)

Reviewed: December 13, 2004, November 14, 2011, March 24, 2014, January 2022

Approved: January 24, 2005

Revisions: February 11, 2008, November 28, 2011, April 14, 2014, September 20, 2018