Charges & Priorities For Use Of School Facilities/Equipment
To ensure fairness and consistency in the implementation of Board policy governing use of school facilities and/or equipment, the following categories are established to determine priorities and a schedule of fees for approved users outside regular or extracurricular programs or activities when designated space and facilities are available.
In all cases, emergency uses for disasters, shelter needs, and the like will take precedence.
Fee Arrangements and Priorities
A. Category 1: School Corporation Groups
School Corporation groups and/or Corporation personnel groups, defined as those providing regular or extra-curricular programs as recognized in the agreement between MCAS and MCEA which are educational, recreational, and/or cultural in nature will be granted first (1st) priority to available space and facilities with applications made a minimum of 6 months in advance.
Fees for Category 1: For occasional use during usual hours of operation, no charges will be assessed
B. Category 2: M.C. Parks and Recreation Program Groups
M.C. Parks and Recreation related groups defined as those directly related to the programs and activities as adopted by the M.C. Parks and Recreation Board which provide educational, recreational, and cultural activities, will be granted second (2nd) priority to available space and facilities with applications made a minimum of six months in advance.
Fees for Category 2: For occasional use during usual hours of operation, no charges will be assessed for facility usage. Charges for required additional services (custodial, equipment usage, etc.) will be assessed.
C. Category 3: Community, Government, and/or Private Non-Profit Groups
Community, government, and/or private non-profit groups are defined as groups primarily comprised of LaPorte County residents providing civic, educational, recreational or cultural activities and staffed by volunteers. Such community and/or private non-profit groups will be issued permits for space and facilities on a third (3rd) priority basis with application made a minimum of six (6) months in advance. Groups charging admissions will need to show proof of non-profit status and include a copy of a state issued non-profit certificate with their application.
Fees for Category 3: See Hourly Charges For Rentals for required additional services (custodial, equipment usage, etc.)
D. Category 4: All Other Groups
All other groups are those which cannot be defined as Category 1, 2, or 3 and shall not be routinely serviced for public facility usage.
Fees for Category 4: See Hourly Charges For Rentals for required additional services (custodial, equipment usage, etc.)