General Rules for Facility Use
1. The District requires a member of its staff to be on the premises whenever a facility is in use. Additional specialized staff may be required if school equipment and/or kitchen facilities will be used. Use of the school’s auditorium audio or visual equipment may require hiring a stage manager employed by the school.
2. Buildings are closed to community groups by 10:00 p.m., unless an exception is approved by the Community Services Coordinator or building principal.
3. No user may alter school property or equipment, and school property or equipment may be utilized or moved only with specific prior permission. The group using the facility will be responsible for reimbursing the District, in an amount to be determined by the District, for loss of or damage to school property or equipment while in use by the group. The District reserves the right to charge an incremental cost for use of certain equipment as deemed necessary.
4. No food or drink will be allowed in any of the District’s auditoriums or gymnasiums. Rooms should be left in the condition in which they were found. Fees will be charged for excess cleaning as needed. Each group contact is responsible for enforcing this rule.
5. Only soft-soled shoes will be allowed on the HSE auditorium stage and each building’s gymnasium floors, in order to maintain optimum condition of these facilities. All facilities will be scheduled, taking into account the size and needs of each group and the proper maintenance and care of each facility. In certain circumstances, a particular activity may be barred from taking place in a facility as a result of previous damage to the facility, or potential harm to participants or property.
6. Please see “Responsibilities” on page 3 . Violations by user groups or poor financial standing may result in the denial of future requests by that group for use of school property.
Maintenance of Public Order on School Property
It is our expectation that every member of the Shenendehowa community will contribute to and accept responsibility for an orderly and respectful climate while in our school buildings and on our school grounds, as described in the Shenendehowa Code of Conduct for the Maintenance of Order on School Property (Board of Education Policy 5310).