• FACILITY USE GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY USERS

    1. Employees of Upper Moreland School District shall be treated with respect at all times.
    2. All school related activities/events take first priority over the use of all school facilities.
    3. Class II & Class III groups may not use school district facilities during normal school hours or on District holiday, Student/Teacher holidays, and Winter/Spring break days. When school is in session, Athletic facilities (indoor rooms and outdoor fields) may not be used before 6:00 p.m. or after 10:00 p.m.
    4. Individuals/agencies may not rent, sublet, transfer, or assign their interest in, or umbrella the use of school facilities.
    5. Any time administration closes the school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the buildings will be closed to all community groups and either a refund of rental fees or a mutually agreeable reschedule date will be approved.
    6. When students/children are the primary group using the facility, an adult supervisor (age 21 or older) must be in attendance at all times to accept responsibility for:
      • The care of the facility and equipment
      • The conduct of the group using the facility
      • Confining the group’s activities to the area
      • Vacating premises and equipment assigned at arranged times.
    7. The sponsoring organization is responsible for seeing that vehicles use prescribed parking areas only. In the event of damages to buildings, turf, or other equipment, the sponsoring organization shall be held liable and will be billed for repairs and/or replacement.  Organizations expecting attendance to exceed 200 people will be required to hire UM Police Department to monitor the parking lot and fire zones
    8. Should the school district determine special security measures are needed indoors; the cost of the security measures will be the responsibility of the organization renting the facilities.
    9. Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted in the buildings or on school grounds without prior approval of the Superintendent.
    10. The use of open fire or flames is not permitted.
    11. Smoking or use of any tobacco product is prohibited in accordance with Board Policy #711.
    12. Firearms and facsimiles thereof are prohibited on school property per state and federal statute.
    13. School facilities will not be structurally or cosmetically altered by the lessee.
    14. Alcoholic beverages, narcotics, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia shall not be permitted on school premises. If it is discovered that any of the above mentioned items are being used or evidence of use is discovered after the organization has left the premises, the police will be contacted.
    15. Mechanical equipment malfunction at the school will not automatically result in refunds to the user.