Redwood City SD | BP 1330 Community Relations
Use Of School Facilities
The Board of Education recognizes that district facilities and grounds are a community resource and authorizes their use by community groups for purposes provided for in the Civic Center Act when such use does not interfere with school activities. The Board wishes to increase community access to spaces for recreation and physical activity, before- or after-school programs or other programs that benefit students and the community. In order to ensure the efficient use of public resources and increase access to needed services, the Governing Board may enter into an agreement with any public agency, public institution and/or community organization to use community facilities for school programs or to make school facilities or grounds available for use by those entities. Such an agreement shall be based on an assessment of student and community needs and may be designed to increase access to spaces for recreation and physical activity, library services, school health centers, preschool programs, child care centers, before- or after-school programs or other programs that benefit students and the community. All users of school facilities shall comply with the policies of the Board and the rules and regulations of the district.
(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)
All school-related activities shall be given priority in the use of facilities and grounds under the Civic Center Act. The City of Redwood City's Parks and Recreation and Community Services Department shall have the next highest priority and the Superintendent or designee shall maintain procedures and regulations for the use of school facilities and grounds that: (Education Code 38133)
1. Aid, encourage, and assist groups desiring to use school facilities for approved activities.
2. Preserve order in school buildings and on school grounds and protect school facilities, designating a person to supervise this task, if necessary.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive School Safety Plan)
(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)
3. Ensure that the use of school facilities or grounds is consistent with their use for school purposes and does not interfere with the regular conduct of school work.
In accordance with Education Code 38134(a), the Board authorizes the use of school facilities or grounds without charge by nonprofit organizations, clubs or associations organized to promote youth and school activities.
Groups shall be charged fair rental value when using school facilities or grounds for entertainment or meetings where admission is charged or contributions solicited and net receipts are not to be expended for charitable purposes or for the welfare of the district's students. (Education Code 38134)
32282 School safety plan
37220 School holidays
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
25608 Alcoholic beverage on school premises
MILITARY AND VETERANS CODE
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
7905 Equal access to public school facilities
Good News Club v. Milford Central School, (2001) 533 U.S. 98
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District, (1993) 508 U.S. 384
Cole v. Richardson, (1972) 405 U.S. 676
Connell v. Higgenbotham, (1971) 403 U.S. 207
ACLU v. Board of Education of Los Angeles, (1961) 55 Cal .2d 167
Ellis v. Board of Education, (1945) 27 Cal.2d 322
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
82 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 90 (1999)
79 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 248 (1996)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEGAL ADVISORIES
1101.89 School District Liability and "Hold Harmless" Agreements, LO: 4-89
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Policy REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 4, 2009 Redwood City, California
revised: August 24, 2011