Jordan School District
Statement of

Number: DA151
Effective: 1/25/72
Revision: 9/8/08
Reviewed: 3/26/13

SUBJECT: Use of Public School Buildings and Grounds as Civic Centers

  1. Board Directive

    In accordance with Utah State Code Sections 53A-3-413, the Board authorizes, on condition, the use of school buildings and grounds as civic centers, for other than school purposes.  The Board recognizes that these civic centers shall be established and maintained as limited public forums to District residents for supervised recreational activities and meetings.  It is further understood that use of property for civic center purposes may not interfere with a school function or purpose. Under Utah State Code 53A-3-414, the Board directs the Administration to manage, direct, and control the use of school buildings and grounds when used as civic centers. 

  2. Administrative Policy

    1. The Administration shall charge a reasonable fee for the use of school facilities as civic centers so the District incurs no expense for that use.  The Administration shall also ensure that school administrators are trained and properly implement District policy according to Utah Code.
    2. The Administration shall establish the Facility Rental Guidelines, a fee schedule, and personnel necessary to manage the rental and use of school buildings and grounds for other than school purposes.  The Board will review and approve the Facility Rental Guidelines and fee schedule as needed.  The Administrator of Auxiliary Services shall administer the rules and guidelines and see that all schools follow established policy and procedures.
    3. All Jordan School District employees are directed to support and follow this policy, the Facility Rental Guidelines and Utah Code related to use of school buildings and grounds for other than school purposes.  Any employee found in violation of this policy may be disciplined up to and including termination, in accordance to District Policies DP316 NEG, DP316A and DP316B—Orderly Termination Procedures.


These policies have been developed and approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district. Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.

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