ERIC Number: ED246550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Good Policy Tips for Public Use of School Facilities.
Akers, James T.
Although many school boards' policies on public use of school district facilities are deliberately vague and allow administrators great flexibility in their interpretation, this paper advocates well-defined regulations. It presents a sample policy, discusses legal concerns, and suggests essential provisions of facility-use policy. The policy summarized is that of the Emporia, Kansas, public schools; it prescribes procedures for gaining access to facilities, places conditions on their use, assigns responsibility for human and property safety, regulates services available to community users, and provides for rental fees. The legal issues discussed include school boards' discretion over building use, and the use of buildings for political and religious activities. Finally, the author proposes 10 issues a facility-use policy should address. (MCG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Emporia Public Schools KS; Kansas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (Houston, TX, March 31-April 3, 1984).