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4260 - Use of School Facilities

  • Policy

The district believes that public schools are owned and operated by and for the community. The public is encouraged to use school facilities but will be expected to reimburse the district for such use to ensure that funds intended for education are not used for other purposes.

The superintendent is authorized to establish procedures for use of school facilities, including rental rates, supervisory requirements, restrictions, and security. Those using school facilities will maintain insurance for accident and liability covering persons using the district’s facilities under the sponsorship of the organization.

The district does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Community athletics programs that use district facilities will not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct or administration of their programs. The district will provide copies of the district’s nondiscrimination policy to all third parties using district facilities.

District sponsored activities, including curricular and co-curricular functions, retain first priority in use of facilities.  Authorization for use of school facilities will not be considered as endorsement or approval of the activity, group or organization.


Cross References:

District Policy 3422 - Student Sports – Concussion, Head Injury and Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Legal References:

RCW 28A.230.180 Access to campus and student information directories by official recruiting representatives — Informing students of educational and career opportunities.

RCW 4.24.660 Liability of school districts under contracts with youth programs

RCW28A.320.510 Night schools, summer schools, meetings, use of facilities for

RCW 28A.335.150 Permitting use and rental of playgrounds, athletic fields, or athletic facilities

RCW 28A.335.155 Use of buildings for youth programs — Limited immunity

20 USC Sec. 7905 Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act

34 CFR Sec. 108.6 Equal Access to Public School Facilities For The Boy Scouts of America and Other Designated Youth Groups

AGO 1973 No. 26, Initiative No. 276 - School districts — Use of school facilities for presentation of programs — Legislature — Elections


Management Resources:

2014 - February Issue

2013 - July Issue

2013 - June Issue

2011 - December Issue

2009 - August Issue


Adoption Date:  December 19, 2005

Revised Date: April 24, 2024


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