• Community Relations

    Community Use of DAOES Facilities

    The Board of Directors may allow use of its buildings and grounds by civic, youth, fraternal, patriotic, industrial, commercial, religious, and educational organizations for meetings and uses which are intended to promote the public welfare, are deemed in the public interest and are consistent with sound educational policy. The Board of Directors reserves the right to grant temporary use of them for such purposes as the Board deems proper, and to provide for the establishment of fees.
    The use of school facilities for school purposes has precedence over all other uses.  Such use shall not interfere with any DAOES-sponsored function, affect the safety of students or employees, or affect the property or liability of DAOES.  DAOES reserves the right to cancel previously scheduled use of facilities by community organizations and other groups. The use of school facilities requires the prior approval of the Director or designee and is subject to applicable procedures.
    Persons on school premises must abide by DAOES conduct rules at all times.
    Facilities and grounds will not be made available to individuals for personal or social reasons or to business enterprises for commercial gain.  All non-school sponsored groups, before using the facilities during non-regularly staffed hours, must provide a certificate of insurance naming DAOES as an additional insured or otherwise show proof of insurance.
    The Director shall develop procedures to manage community use of DAOES facilities.  Use of the facilities requires the Director’s approval and is subject to the procedures.
    LEGAL REF.: 20 U.S.C. §7905.
    10 ILCS 5/19-2.2.
    105 ILCS 5/10-20.40, 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).
    8:25 (Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities), 8:30 (Visitors To and Conduct On School Property)
    May 16, 2013