Political Party Use of School Meeting Facilities
Meeting facility use by political parties—
Meeting facilities in District buildings are available for use by registered
political parties subject to compliance with the requirements and conditions of this
Utah Code § 20A-8-404(1) (2019)
A political party desiring to use meeting facilities in a District building must
request the use before 5:00 p.m. no later than 30 days in advance of the proposed
use. The request shall be denied if the meeting facility is already scheduled for
another purpose at the time of the requested use by the political party. Each District
employee responsible for scheduling the use of buildings with meeting facilities shall,
to the extent possible, avoid scheduling an event in such buildings on the same
evening as an announced party caucus meeting.
Utah Code § 20A-8-404(1), (4) (2019)
Fees for meeting facility use by political parties—
The political party shall pay the District the actual costs incurred by the
District for custodial services to clean the meeting facilities after the political party’s
use. In addition, the political party shall pay the District the actual cost of any
services requested by the political party and provided by the District.
Utah Code § 20A-8-404(3) (2019)
Duties of school principal—
The Principal, subject to approval of the Superintendent, shall coordinate the
use of school meeting facilities and shall also be responsible for collection of
monies, notification of personnel involved (custodian, lunch manager, or technician),
and the determination of eligibility for use of the facilities under this policy.
The principal shall be responsible for adequate supervision of the school
during meeting facility use. Any political party using school meeting facilities shall
provide adult supervision adequate to maintain order and prevent the destruction of
school property. Facilities shall not be available at the time of use unless the
supervisor or supervisors are present as agreed. At the time of scheduling,
arrangements shall be made for adequate supervision. School supervision shall
consist of a minimum of one custodian to care for the interest of the District and its
property, but the political party may not be charged for the custodian’s service other
than as provided for above. In the absence of the principal, the custodian shall be in
complete charge of the meeting facilities.
Standards of Behavior—
Tobacco, intoxicating drinks, and boisterous conduct are expressly prohibited.
The following will not be tolerated and are expressly prohibited by the Board:
2. use without consent, or abuse of school furniture or other school property;
3. misappropriation or abuse of books, supplies, or athletic equipment belonging
to the school or to its students.