Renting PHS Facilities
The Payson High School facilities and campus are not only a public institute of learning, they are also a community resource. Many groups, both school sponsored groups and outside groups, utilize our first-class facilities for various activities. Priority for reserving/renting school venues is as follows:
PHS school sponsored events
Other Nebo School District events
City and Community Rec events
All other outside groups
PHS has also been used in film making. Click HERE to view our profile on the Utah Film Commission website.
In order to facilitate the orderly prioritization of reserving and/or renting an area of our school, we have created several reservation windows for various kinds of groups.
Up to Sept 1 → Scheduling available for School and District events only
After Sept 1 → Scheduling opens for City and Community Rec events
After Sept 15 → Scheduling opens for all other outside groups events
*Note: Sometimes Payson High events need to be re-scheduled. In these cases PHS events always take precedence over others. This means that other pre-scheduled events by outside groups may need to be bumped or moved. We do our very best to accommodate all, but some flexibility may be required on the renter’s part if this happens. Remember, PHS events take priority.
General Rental Information
The rental fee varies depending on two factors: 1) which facility you rent, and 2) what category of group you are. For example, the same venue will cost a different amount if you are a governmental organization, a patriotic society (like the Boy Scouts), a charitable or religious organization, or a for-profit business. The Nebo School District policy divides the different kinds of groups into what we call “Classes,” from a Class I to a Class VIII. For a full description of these various categories as well as the rental fee schedule (amount to be charged) for each venue and for each category, see the following link:
For a brief description of each Classification see below. For a more detailed breakdown, see the full description in the District Policy above
Class I: Nebo School District Use
This is the classification for PHS sponsored events as well as other events from within the Nebo School District organization. The use of Nebo School District facilities under this classification shall be subject to applicable District policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, and may be subject to fees as determined by the school administrator.
Class II: Interlocal Agreement
This classification applies to city, county, state, or other governmental entities desiring to use School District facilities. Terms, conditions, stipulations, and fees are set forth in a written Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the School District and the governmental entity.
Class III: School Support Organizations
This classification applies to qualified and formally recognized Student Support Organizations (SSO). An SSO may consist of individuals, groups, entities, or organizations that exist for the primary purpose of benefitting and supporting the District, its schools, and its officially sanctioned school teams, groups, clubs, classes, or student programs. Groups that may qualify as an SSO are Parent Teacher Associations (PTA), external Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), external booster clubs, and other external support groups. To be recognized as an SSO and fall within this classification for school facility use, the individuals, groups, entities, or organizations must: (a) meet the definition of an SSO; AND (b) provide annually to the District an executed SSO Assurance Document, as described in Nebo School District Policy KAB, PTAs, PTOs, Booster Clubs, and Parent Support Groups.
Class IV: Non-Sponsored 9th Grade Sport Use
This classification applies to certain ninth (9th) grade sports teams: (a) which sports are recognized and sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA); (b) which sports are not sponsored by Nebo School District in the Junior High Schools; and (c) whose teams are comprised of students enrolled in Nebo School District. Groups associated in this classification are independent of Nebo School District. Sports teams meeting the qualifications in this Class IV are required to meet all terms and conditions of this School Facility Use policy.
Class V: Instructional/Governmental Use
This classification shall apply to those groups that are organized for instructional or governmental purposes. Such groups could include educational institutions, government entities, political groups, and others whose purpose is to provide information and instruction to the general public.
Class VI: Patriotic Societies
This classification applies to the Boy Scouts of America and any other youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society (see Exhibit 3 in the full policy for a complete list), consistent with the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, 20 U.S.C. § 7905.
Class VII: Charitable, Civic, Religious, and Private Use
This classification shall apply to private functions and events, such as family reunions, weddings, dinners, holiday celebrations, and other such activities. This classification may also apply to organizations that solicit fees, dues, or contributions from the participants or the public as long as the net proceeds are expended for the welfare of students of the District, for charitable purposes, or for the betterment of the community. These organizations operate primarily on unpaid volunteer help (i.e., charitable, civic, or religious organizations).
Class VIII: Market Use
This classification shall apply to any individual, group, or activity that either: (a) does not fall within any other classification under the “Class Definitions" or (b) is meant to earn a profit.