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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 8:20

Community Relations

Community Use of School Facilities

The Board of Education supports the use of its facilities for educational, recreational, social and civic purposes by the community it serves when the facilities are not needed for District activities and when the proposed use is suitable to the facilities and consistent with the educational mission of the District. Nothing contained in this policy, its implementing procedures or in any written agreement made pursuant to this policy shall constitute sponsorship or endorsement by the District of any organization or its activities. All community use of District facilities must be in compliance with applicable municipal county and other governmental laws, ordinances and agreements. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a record of the specific facility use restrictions imposed by, or applicable through agreements with, other governmental entities for use in administration of this policy. Such restrictions shall also be incorporated into the facility use agreements required under this policy.

Application for Use

Before using a school facility, community organizations must apply in writing on forms provided by the District and enter into a written agreement with the District which must be approved by the Superintendent or designee. The agreement shall establish the fees and incorporate general conditions for use of school facilities. The District reserves the right to grant or reject any application for the use of District facilities.

Conditions of Use

The Superintendent or designee shall have final authority in all decisions pertaining to the use of District facilities. Facility use may not interfere with regular school functions. As a condition of use, users are required to follow all Board policies and procedures.


Charges for the use of school facilities shall be based on a fee schedule contained in the procedures implementing this policy. The fees may include, but are not limited to, costs for utilities, personnel (including custodial services) and administrative activities. Indemnity and hold harmless commitments and insurance coverage shall be required of all users, unless otherwise provided in the fee schedule or waived by the Superintendent or designee.

LEGAL REF.:    20 U.S.C. §7905.
                        105 ILCS 5/10-22.10 and 5/29-3.5.
                        Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 121 S.Ct. 2093 (2001)
                        Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District, 113 S.Ct. 2141(1993).
                        Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of Univ. of Va., 515 U.S. 819 (1995).

CROSS REF.:   7:330 (Student Use of Building - Equal Access), 8:25 (Distribution and Display
                        of Community Flyers and Posters), 8:30 (Conduct on School Property)

ADMIN. PROC.: 8:20-R (Community Use of School Facilities)

ADOPTED:       December 8, 1997

REVISED:         August 9, 2004

REVIEWED:     March 13, 2006

REVIEWED:     July 23, 2012

REVISED:        September 24, 2012