Facilities Use Requests
BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENT
The Board of Education recognizes that school buildings and grounds are public property, and that the Board of Education may make them available for purposes other than education when they are not in use for school purposes. The Board further recognizes the value of community activities and seeks to permit such use of school facilities. Therefore, the Board of Education authorizes the use of district facilities for such purposes under appropriate district regulations for the use of such facilities consistent with the mission of the Madison Public Schools.
Community members may rent school facilities according to the current fee schedule and in keeping with the guidelines stated below.
The Board of Education permits use of school facilities for activities of an educational, cultural, civic, social, recreational, governmental or general political nature and other uses consistent with the public interest when such use does not interfere with the school program or school-sponsored activities as permitted under law. Use of school facilities shall be permitted in the following priority order: first, school / district activities and school related organizations; second, Town of Madison Departments and town government; third, non-profit organizations and use for charitable purposes; and fourth, commercial organizations. The use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses. Persons on school property must abide by the District’s conduct rules at all times.
Consistent with this policy the Superintendent or his / her designee shall approve and schedule the use of school facilities by an individual or group and shall develop regulations for community use of the schools. Fees shall be set periodically by the Board of Education for the use of the facilities. The Superintendent or his / her designee will maintain a list of school facilities usage by non-district groups or individuals.