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It is the School Committee's desire that maximum use of school pro­perty be enjoyed by the townspeople.  It is the Committee's intent that such use will maintain safe conditions and preserve the proper­ty for school program use.


Use of school buildings and other facilities by organizations will be permitted only when a worthy educational, civic, or charitable purpose will be served; or a substantial group of citizens from the community will be benefited.


School facilities will be used according to the regulations and ren­tal fee schedules recommended by the Superintendent and approved by the School Committee.


Permission for the use of facilities must be obtained through the individual school offices, where applications are available for this purpose.




School facilities will be available for the following:


1.         Public school activities

2.         Parent-teacher activities

3.         Official town public hearings and political activities

4.         Meetings and activities sponsored by the School Committee and school personnel

5.         Parks and playgrounds activities

6.         Local nonprofit and noncommercial organization activities

7.         Metropolitan civic, educational, social, and religious organization activities if a substantial portion of the members are residents of the town

8.         The activities of other organizations when approved by the School Committee


School and Town Preference


The priority given requests for use of school facilities will be in the following order:


1.         School activities

2.         Town meetings and elections over other community activities

3.         Other Town Departments

4.         Local non-governmental organizations


Fee Structure


An hourly facility usage fee will be charged to “for profit” groups and organizations.  An hourly custodial fee will be charged when a custodian is not regularly scheduled to work for both “for profit” and “nonprofit” organizations.  Hourly rates included herein will be reviewed annually by the School Committee and amended from time to time.



LEGAL REFS.:            M.G.L. 71:71; 71:71B; 272:40A


Adopted on:     October 25, 2007

Revised on:       October 9, 2008

Revised on:      June 25, 2009

Revised on:        December 18, 2014

Subpages (1): KF-R