Community Use of School Facilities/Generally Policy 7-48

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-48


Community Use of School Facilities/Generally

The School Board encourages the use of the auditoriums, gymnasiums, other areas and appurtenances of school buildings by reliable community agencies and institutions, and responsible individuals for civic, cultural, recreational, and limited commercial purposes, subject to certain terms and conditions, provided it does not interfere with regular school functions and operations and provided it does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status in the provision of any service.

Charges and fees for the use of these school facilities are designed not to limit or prohibit use, but to protect citizens from expenditures of public money appropriated for classroom instruction and for other purposes.

Regulations governing the use of school facilities are stated in order to protect the public's property and to promote the safety of citizens enjoying the use of such facilities.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-131, as amended. Boards may permit use of school property; general conditions.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-132, as amended. Boards may impose certain conditions on use of property.

School Board Policy 5-53
School Board Policy 7-49
School Board Policy 7-55
School Board Regulation 7-55.1

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: October 15, 1974
Amended by School Board: September 19, 1978
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: September 2, 2003
Scrivener’s Amendments: May 23, 2014
Amended by School Board: June 23, 2020