School board to review facility use policy
Community use of school facilities will be discussed Tuesday at the Douglas County school board meeting.
Because the schools are public, facilities of the district are available for community purposes, provided the use does not conflict with the use of the buildings and grounds for school purposes and does not interfere with the conduct of school work, according to the policy.
The school district allows school groups, school-related groups and community groups to use its facilitie, but does not allow use for private commercial enterprise or private activities.
The proposed revision states that fund-raising activities utilizing district facilities that involve payment or economic benefit to individuals, non-school organizations or private companies must now be approved by Superintendent Pendery Clark.
Several factors are to be considered in the superintendent’s decision to approve the use of school district for those groups:
n Direct benefit to Douglas County School District students;
n Economic benefit to the school as compared to the economic benefit to the individual, non-school organization or private company;
n Impact on school facilities;
n Costs to the district;
n Liability to the district.
Other proposed revisions include the requirement that school-related youth groups, such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and community groups, such as the Rotary Club or Lions Club, must also have approval from the superintendent.
The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Middle School in Stateline.