900 Principles and Objectives for Community Relations

900 PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Successful education programs require the support of the community. The board recognizes this support is dependent on the school district community's understanding of and participation in the efforts, goals, and programs of the school district.

The superintendent shall be responsible for initiating and administering a continuous program of communication within the community. The superintendent shall utilize school personnel and media in discharging this responsibility.

In striving to obtain the support of the school district community, the board will:

  • Provide access to school district records;
  • Inform the school district community of the school district's goals, objectives,' achievements, and needs;
  • Invite the input of the school district community; and,
  • Encourage cooperation between the school district and the community as well as with agencies and organizations to best serve the welfare of its students.

Approved 11-21-16  Review/Approved 12-16-19

901 PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RECORDS

Public records of the school district may be viewed by the public during the regular business hours of the administration offices of the school district. These hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.  Monday through Friday, except for holidays and recesses.

Persons wishing to view the school district's public records will contact the board secretary and make arrangements for the viewing. The board secretary will make arrangements for viewing the records as soon as practicable, depending on the nature of the request.

Persons may request copies of public records by telephone or in writing, including electronically. The school district may require pre-payment of the costs prior to copy and mailing.

Persons wanting copies may be assessed a fee for the copy. Persons wanting compilation of information may be assessed a fee for the time of the employee to compile the requested information. Printing of materials for the public at the expense of the school district will only occur when the event is sponsored by the school district.

Records defined by law as confidential records are viewed or copied upon receipt of written permission by the board secretary or superintendent from the person or entity whose confidential records are being requested.

It is the responsibility of the board secretary to maintain accurate and current records of the  school district. It is the responsibility of the board secretary to respond in a timely manner to requests for viewing and receiving public information of the school district.

 

Approved 11-21-16 Review/Approved 12-16-19

902 VISITORS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES

The board welcomes the interest of parents and other members of the school district community and invites them to visit school buildings and sites. Visitors, which include persons other than employees or students, must notify the principal of their presence in the facility upon arrival.

Persons who wish to visit a classroom while school is in session must notify the principal and obtain approval from the principal prior to the visit so appropriate arrangements can be made and so class disruption can be minimized. Teachers and other employees shall not take time from their duties to discuss matters with visitors.

Visitors shall conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of others while attending school events.

Visitors failing to conduct themselves accordingly may be asked to leave the premises. Children who wish to visit school must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

It shall be the responsibility of employees to report inappropriate conduct. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and principals to take the action necessary to cease the inappropriate conduct. If the superintendent or principals are not available, a school district employee shall act to cease the inappropriate conduct.

 

Approved 11-21-16   Review/Approved 12-16-19

 

903 PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES

The Board expects that students, employees, and visitors will treat each other with respect, engage in responsible behavior, exercise self-discipline, and model fairness, equity, and respect. Individuals violating this policy will be subject to discipline. Students will be disciplined consistent with the student conduct policies. Employees will be disciplined consistent with employee discipline policies and laws. Others will be subject to consequences according to this policy.

Individuals are permitted to attend school sponsored or approved activities or visit school premises only as guests of the school district, and, as a condition, they must comply with the school district's rules and policies. Individuals will not be allowed to interfere with or disrupt the education program or activity. Visitors, like the participants, are expected to display mature, responsible behavior. The failure of individuals to do so is not only disruptive but embarrassing to the students, the school district and the entire community.

To protect the rights of students to participate in the education program or activities without fear of interference or disruption and to permit the school officials, employees, and activity sponsors and officials to perform their duties without interference or disruption, the following provisions are in effect:

  • Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of individuals directed at students, school officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities or at other individuals will not be tolerated.
  • Verbal or physical conduct of individuals that interferes with the performance of students, school officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities will not be tolerated.
  • The use of vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression directed at students, school officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities participating in a sponsored or approved activity or at other individuals will not be tolerated.

If an individual becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar. obscene or demeaning expression, or in any way interrupts an activity, the individual may be removed from the event by the individual in charge of the event. Law enforcement may be contacted for assistance.

The principal or athletic director may recommend the exclusion of the individual at future sponsored or approved activities.  Upon recommendations fro the principal or athletic director, the superintendent may send a notice of exclusion from sponsored and/or approved activities to the individual involved.

 

Individuals removed from school premises have the ability to follow the board's chain of command and complaint policies should they choose to do so. The exclusion remains in effect should the individual choose to appeal the decision of the superintendent. The term "individual" as used in the policy also includes students and employees.

If an individual has been notified of exclusion and thereafter tries to enter a school building or attends a sponsored or approved activity, the individual will be advised that their attendance will result in prosecution. The school district may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from the school building or from future school sponsored or approved activities.

 

Approved 11-21-16      Reviewed/Approved 12-16-19

 

904 DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS

The Board recognizes that students, employees, parents or citizens may want to distribute materials within the school district that are non-curricular. Noncurricular materials to be distributed must be approved by the building principal and meet certain standards prior to their distribution.

 

Approved 11-21-16      Reviewed/Approved 12-16-19

905 DISTRIBUTION OR DISPLAY OF MATERIALS REGULATION

I.              Guidelines

Students have the right to exercise freedom of speech. This includes the right to distribute, at reasonable times and places, unofficial written material, petitions, buttons, badges or other insignia, except expression which:

  1. is obscene to minors;
  2. is libelous;
  3. contains indecent, vulgar, profane or lewd language;
  4. advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law;
  5. constitutes insulting or fighting words, the very expression of which injures or harasses other people (e.g., threats of violence, defamation of character or of a person’s race, religion, gender, disability, age or ethnic origin);
  6. presents a clear and present likelihood that, either because of its content or the manner of distribution or display, it will cause a material and substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities, will cause the commission of unlawful acts or the violation of lawful school regulations.

Distribution or display on school premises of material in categories (a) through (d) above to any student is prohibited.  Distribution or display on school premises of material in categories (e) and (f) above to a substantial number of students is prohibited.

II.            Procedures

Anyone wishing to distribute unofficial written material must first submit for approval a copy of the material to the building principal at least twenty-four hours in advance of the desired distribution or display time, together with the following information:

  1. The name and phone number of the person submitting the request, and if the person is a student, the student’s grade and homeroom;
  2. The date(s) and time(s) of day of the intended display or distribution;
  3. The location(s) where the material will be displayed or distributed;
  4. The grade(s) of the students to whom the display or distribution is intended.

Within twenty-four hours of submission, the principal will render a decision whether the material violates the guidelines in subsection I or the time, place, and manner restrictions in subsection III of this policy. In the event that permission to distribute the material is denied, the person submitting the request should be informed in writing of the reasons for the denial. Permission to distribute or display material does not imply approval of its contents by either the school, the administration, the board or the individual reviewing the material submitted.

If the person submitting the request does not receive a response within twenty-four hours of submission, the person shall contact the building principal’s office to verify that the lack of response was not due to an inability to locate the person. If the person has made this verification and there is no response to the request, the material may be distributed in accordance with the time, place, and manner provisions in subsection III.

If the person is dissatisfied with the decision of the principal, the person may submit a written request for appeal to the superintendent. If the person does not receive a response within three school days of submitting the appeal, the person shall contact the superintendent to verify that the lack of response is not due to an inability to locate the person. If the person has made this verification and there is no response to the appeal, the material may be distributed in accordance with the time, place, and manner provisions in subsection III.

At every level of the process, the person submitting the request shall have the right to appear and present the reasons, supported by relevant witnesses and material, as to why distribution or display of the written material is appropriate.

Permission to distribute or display material does not imply approval of its contents by either the school district, the board, the administration or the individual reviewing the material submitted.

III.           Time, Place, and Manner of Distribution

The distribution or display of written materials is prohibited when it negatively affects the safety of students on school premises or otherwise disrupts school activities.  The distribution or display of unofficial material shall be limited to a reasonable time, place, and manner as follows:

  1. The material shall be displayed at or distributed from a table set up for the purpose in a location designated by the principal. The location shall not block the safe flow of traffic, block the corridors or entrance ways or negatively affect the safety of students and shall give reasonable access to students.
  2. The material shall be distributed or displayed either before and/or after the regular instructional day.
  3. No written material may be displayed or distributed during and at the place of a normal school activity if it is reasonably likely to cause a material and substantial disruption of the activity.

IV.          Definitions

The following definitions apply to the terms used in this policy:

  1. “Obscene to minors” is defined as:
    1. The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the written material, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest of minors of the age to whom distribution is requested;
    2. The material depicts or describes, in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community concerning how such conduct should be presented to minors of the age to whom distribution is requested, sexual conduct such as intimate sexual acts (normal or perverted), masturbation, excretory functions, and lewd exhibition of the genitals; and
    3. The material, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors.
  2.  “Minor” means any person under the age of eighteen.
  3. “Material and substantial disruption” of a normal school activity is defined as follows:
    1. Where the normal school activity is an educational program of the district for which student attendance is compulsory, “material and substantial disruption” is defined as any disruption which interferes with or impedes the implementation of that program.
    2. Where the normal school activity is voluntary in nature (including, without limitation, school athletic events, school plays and concerts, and lunch periods), “material and substantial disruption” is defined as student rioting, unlawful seizures of property, widespread shouting or boisterous demonstrations, sit-ins, stand-ins, walk-outs or other related forms of activity.

      In order for expression to be considered disruptive, there must exist specific facts upon which the likelihood of disruption can be forecast including past experience in the school, current events influencing student activities and behavior, and instances of actual or threatened disruption relating to the written material in question.

  4. “School activities” means any activity of students sponsored by the school and includes, by way of example, but not limited to, classroom work, library activities, physical education classes, official assemblies and other similar gatherings, school athletic contests, band concerts, school plays, and in-school lunch periods.
  5. “School premises” means school district property and/or property within the jurisdiction of the school district and school owned and/or operated transportation. “School premises” includes, but is not limited to, school buildings, school grounds, school busses, and locations under the jurisdiction of the school district where school activities are held.
  6.  “Unofficial written material” includes all written material except school newspapers, literary magazines, yearbooks, and other publications funded and/or sponsored or authorized by the school. Examples include leaflets, brochures, fliers, petitions, placards, and underground newspapers, whether written by students or others.
  7. “Libelous” is a false and unprivileged statement about a specific individual that tends to harm the individual’s reputation or to lower him or her in the esteem of the community.
  8. “Distribution” means circulation or dissemination of written material by means of handing out free copies, selling or offering copies for sale and accepting donations for copies. It includes displaying written material in areas of the school which are generally frequented by students.

V.            Disciplinary Action

Distribution by any student of unofficial written material prohibited in subsection I or in violation of subsection III may be halted and students may be subject to discipline including suspension and expulsion. Any other party violating this policy may be requested to leave the school premises immediately, and if necessary, local law enforcement officials will be contacted.

VI.          Notice of Policy to Students

A copy of this policy will be published in student handbooks and posted on the school district's website.

 

Approved 11-21-16    Reviewed/Approved 12-16-19

906 TRANSPORTING STUDENTS IN PRIVATE VEHICLES

Generally, transporting students for school purposes shall be done in a vehicle owned by the school district and driven by an authorized school employee. Students may be transported, in extreme cases, by private vehicles for school purposes. It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent, or designated official, to determine when this is appropriate.

Individuals transporting students for school purposes in private vehicles must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and the permission of the superintendent or designated official. In the case where students must travel to a non-school facility for the purpose of a regularly scheduled practice, because no suitable school owned facility is available, parental permission shall be provided in writing for an individual student to drive their own vehicle to said practice. No passengers outside the student driver's immediate family will be permitted. The school district assumes no responsibility for those students who have not received the approval of the superintendent or designated official and who ride in private vehicles for school purposes. This policy statement applies to transportation of students for school purposes in addition to transporting students to and from their designated attendance center.

Approved 11-21-16   Reviewed/Approved 12-16-19

907 ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION

The use of students, the school district name or its buildings and sites for advertising and promoting products and/or services of entities and organizations operating for a profit shall be disallowed. Non-profit entities and organizations may be allowed to use students, the school district name or its buildings and sites if the purpose is educationally related and prior approval has been obtained from the board.

Approved 11-21-16   Reviewed/Approved 12-16-19

908 COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND SITES

Rental of School Facilities

1.1    Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive utilization of school facilities and the public ownership responsibility, the public shall be allowed to use these facilities as often as possible subject to: administrative approval; the priority rights of the educational schedule; and receipt of any required rental fee based on the costs incurred by the school district from this special use by the public.

1.2    It is understood that such use shall be for community purposes or the promotion of community activities and that any program presented shall have worthwhile educational, recreational or cultural values and be free from objectionable qualities.

1.3    For purposes of this policy “facilities” shall mean any school district building, equipment, or site, with the exception of the Panther Stadium which is governed by policy 910. 

General Rules

2.1    All uses of tobacco, nicotine, or alcohol will be prohibited in Creston Community School District facilities and on any Creston Community School District Property.  This includes classrooms, corridors, restrooms, locker rooms, work areas, lunchrooms, offices, lounges, outdoor athletic and recreation facilities, transportation and technology building, maintenance areas, copy center, and all other rooms owned or leased by the district.  Visitors are asked to cooperate with this policy and refrain from using tobacco and alcohol in school facilities and on school district grounds. Persons who do not comply will be asked to leave the facility and the school grounds.

2.2    No rent will be charged for meetings when the proceeds go to the school without profits to any individual or non-school sponsoring group, or meetings where the chief purpose is improvement of instruction, or a school program of the city, county, or state.  (See agreement with City of Creston.)

2.3    All concession rights at all times will be retained by the schools.  The District retains the right to deny the sale of concessions of any kind.

2.4    School activities receive preference in dates.

2.5    All arrangements for the facility involved by outside of school agencies should be made through the office of the school principal.  At the Early Childhood Center in the Burton R. Jones Education Center, the principal coordinates rentals for the small gym/cafeteria on the second floor.  Arrangements for the lower level facilities including the Board Room and large, original gym should be made with the staff in the Superintendent’s Office.

2.6    All payments must be made to the Creston Community School District and must be submitted to the District Business Manager located at Administrative Office at 801 North Elm Street, Creston, IA.

2.7    Rental of school facilities for Sunday use is discouraged.  The use of school facilities on Sunday requires approval by the Superintendent.

2.8    Special arrangements must be made for the use and operation of all school district sound equipment.  Use of the lighting and sound systems in the Creston Community High School Auditorium requires the presence of a district approved technician to operate the system.

2.9    The gymnasiums will not be rented for martial arts, boxing or wrestling matches where the participants are paid.

2.10   An administrator, custodian, or designated and administratively approved staff member will be on duty in the building at all times when school facilities are rented.  However, the entity remains responsible for supervising their own activities, assuring the safety of persons participating or attending, and for compliance with applicable laws and district policies and rules pertaining to the use of school district facilities. 

2.11   Kitchen facilities will not be available for rent.

2.12   For special occasions, requests, or circumstances not covered by these rules, the Superintendent will consider, but is not required to approve, individual arrangements.

2.13   The facility must be used only for the purpose that it was originally intended as set forth with the building principal at the time the rental contract was signed. Entities must stay within the area of the school district facility authorized by the school district and use only the equipment for which it has been authorized use.  Other school district facilities, sites, or equipment are off limits.

2.14   School authorities may deny rental of facilities, when in their judgment, the intended use would cause undue wear or damage to the facilities.  Entities must return facilities and equipment to the school district in the condition it was prior to use.  If excessive costs are involved in restoring the facility or equipment to the condition it was in prior to use, the superintendent may charge the entity for the excessive costs.

2.15   The School District requires a 50% deposit of the estimated rental fees to be paid at the time of application.  All applications for use of school facilities shall be made in writing on the form provided to building principals by the Secretary of the Board of Education.  Failure to pay the total fee required within 20 days of the event will result in the denial of future rental requests from a group or individual.

2.16   When the request is received at least two weeks prior, complies with regulation guidelines, and there is no objection or concern about the arrangements raised by either the building principal or the party desiring the facilities, the principal shall approve the request, except for Sunday rentals.  A cancellation after the facility or equipment is made ready for the entity will be charged at the full rate.  Cancellations made prior to that time will be charged a minimum cancellation fee or the costs incurred to the school district in anticipation of the entity’s use, whichever is greater. 

2.17   Requests for guidance or appeals regarding any aspect of an application for the use of buildings shall be made first to the Secretary of the Board of Education.  If the Secretary cannot find a solution, an appeal shall be taken to the Superintendent.

2.18   All entities using school district facilities and/or equipment shall indemnify and hold harmless the school district for any and all loss, damage, or claim that may be made as a result of the use or activities carried out by the entity using the facilities and/or equipment.

Schedule of Charges

The fees for use of school facilities are based on the following classes:

Class A

No fees will be charged to groups in this class unless additional clean-up is necessary, above normal utility expenses are incurred, or damage is done to facilities.  The Superintendent will determine the rate of additional charges if necessary.

  1. Designated school-affiliated organizations such as Creston Parent Teacher Association or Creston Parent Teacher Organization, Creston Community Panther Booster Club, Creston Community Band Boosters, Creston Community Educational Association, Creston Community Schools AFSCME Chapter,
  2. Creston, Cromwell, Prescott, or Union County governmental units or committees
  3. Creston, Cromwell, or Prescott area youth groups such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Boys/Girls, local area 4-H Clubs,
  4. Locally sponsored youth athletic activities including Express Wrestling Club, Creston Community Youth Football Leagues (Tackle and Flag), Creston Basketball Association, (i.e. AAU, NASA, NYBA, YSF, etc.)
  5. Creston City League Basketball & Volleyball

Class B

The rate of rent for groups in this class will align with the specific space rented and the cost of custodial service required rate of $25.00 per hour per custodian as determined by the District designee (Superintendent).  Additional fees may be charged if additional clean-up is necessary, above normal utility expenses are incurred, or damage is done to facilities.  The Superintendent will determine the rate of additional charges if necessary.

  1. Creston, Cromwell, and Prescott service organizations—formally organized and universally recognized groups which are non-profit and exist primarily to serve the community.  Such groups shall include but not be limited to Creston, Cromwell, and Prescott adult service groups such as Rotary, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Creston Chamber of Commerce, Union County Development Association, and YMCA.
  2. Churches located within the school district.
  3. School district non-profit organizations such as:
  • Political Parties
  • League of Women Voters
  1. Local chapters of charitable organizations formally organized and universally recognized which are non-profit and exist to provide benefits for residents of the Creston Community School District.     

Class C         

The rate of rent for groups in this class will be $50.00 per hour. Additional fees may be charged if additional clean-up is necessary, above normal utility expenses are incurred, or damage is done to facilities.  The Superintendent will determine the rate of additional charges if necessary.

  1. Businesses located within and paying property taxes in the Creston Community School District.
  2. Private individuals, private or social groups, and groups or organizations based inside the Creston Community School District shall not be granted rental rights without special approval by the Superintendent at which time the rental fee shall be set.
  3. Events for profit by private individuals, social groups, and groups or organizations will be charged a higher rate for facility rental if approved by the Superintendent.

Class D          

The rate of rent for groups in this class will be $75.00 per hour. Additional fees may be charged if additional clean-up is necessary, above normal utility expenses are incurred, or damage is done to facilities.  The Superintendent will determine the rate of additional charges if necessary. 

Private individuals, private or social groups, and groups or organizations based outside the Creston Community School District shall not be granted rental rights without special approval by the Superintendent at which time the rental fee shall be set.

 

Revised Approved 12-16-19

908.R FACILITY RENTAL RATES AND AGREEMENT

909 TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS-FREE ENVIRONMENT

The use of tobacco and nicotine products; including, but not limited to, cigarettes, nicotine chew, snus, dissolvables, electronic cigarettes, any electronic or other devices that can be used to deliver nicotine to the person inhaling from the device, any other look-alike products in which the original product would include tobacco and/or nicotine and/or other nicotine products that are not approved by the Federal Drug Administration for tobacco cessation; on district property; including in district buildings, on district grounds, in district transportation vehicles, or at any district activity; is prohibited.

This policy extends to all students, employees, volunteers and visitors. This policy applies at all times, including during school-sponsored events and during non-school-sponsored events.

Persons violating this policy shall be asked to cease using the tobacco and/or nicotine product, properly dispose of the tobacco and/or nicotine product and refrain from using tobacco and/or nicotine products in the future. Persons failing to abide by this request shall be required to leave the district premises immediately.

It shall be the responsibility of all district personnel, and specifically district administrators, to enforce this policy.

 

 

Approved 11-21-16 . Revised/approved 12-16-19

910 PANTHER STADIUM USE AND RENTAL POLICY

 

RENTAL INFORMATION:

The Board of Directors of the Creston Community School District promotes the concept of school facilities serving as a center for community activities. However, the District maintains its facilities primarily for educational purposes for District students, and such purposes shall be granted the highest priority.

For stadium rental, a written application and agreement must be completed by the person or entity wishing to use the stadium in accordance with District Policy. The agreement must be approved by the superintendent or by a designee of the superintendent. If you wish to use Panther Field or the surrounding Panther Stadium facilities, please contact the Activities Office at Creston Community High School and complete the Application for Stadium Use and abide by the conditions outlined in this policy.

Further rental information may be obtained from the Creston Community High School Activities Office at (641) 782-7130 or from the Creston Community School District Central Office at (641) 782-7028. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1.   Applications for the use of facilities may be obtained at the Activities Office. 

2.   Complete the Application for Use of School Facility request form.  Provide all requested information to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application. 

3.   Applications for all uses of school facilities shall be submitted to the Activities Office at Creston Community High School.

4.   The Activities Director or Superintendent will make the final decision and assign fees and additional requirements as appropriate.

5.   The application must be received at least seven (7) business days prior to the facility use.  Submission in advance of these dates will not guarantee approval of your application. The District’s fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th. For groups with events spanning two fiscal years, invoices will be separated by fiscal year.  

6.   The certificate of insurance must be received prior to the facility use.

MULTIPLE USES: 

 

A single application may be made for a series of meetings of like character to be held at the same school facility.  However, separate applications must be submitted for each school facility requested for use.

 

CANCELLATION: 

 

The applicant shall give at least two (2) business days’ notice to the Activities Office of any cancellation of previously scheduled facility use.  In the case where proper notice is not given, the District may charge for any expenses incurred and cost recovery or rental fees will be assessed. Permits (if necessary):

 

Applicants are responsible for obtaining any required permits and for satisfying all city, county, state and federal codes and regulations associated with the proposed activities.

APPEALS: 

The Activities Director possesses the authority to make the final decision on the use of school facilities and the appropriate charges.  However, the applicant may appeal such decision to the Superintendent.

 

RULES & REGULATIONS:

Any group or individual that has applied for the use of Panther Stadium, Panther Field, the track, or surrounding facilities and area agrees to be bound by the following conditions:

1.   Availability of the facilities and/or equipment is contingent upon the activity not interfering with the District's educational and activity program.  I/we understand that the District reserves the right without penalty (but with refund of any prepaid charges) to cancel any agreement to allow my/our use of the facilities and/or equipment.

2.   The use of the facilities and/or equipment will comply with law and the rules of the District.  Failure to do so may result in financial penalties and/or the loss of the privilege to use the facility.

3.   I/we will exercise care in the use of the facilities and/or equipment and agree to compensate the District for any damage done to the facilities or property of the District. The individual representative agrees to reimburse the District in the event the organization fails to make reimbursement.

4.   The activity will be constantly supervised by an adequate number of adult sponsors.

5.  Groups must pick up all garbage after using any of the stadium facilities and surrounding area.

6.  Animals are not allowed in Panther Stadium and are strictly prohibited.  Animals are not allowed on the track, on the Field Turf, or anywhere within the field fencing.

7.   No alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, substance paraphernalia, or look-alike substances are allowed on District property. 

8.  No colored sports drinks are allowed on Panther Field.

9.  Smoking and the use of tobacco products are also prohibited on District property. 

10.  Sunflower seeds and gum are prohibited within the fence surrounding the track and Panther Field and on the field itself. 

11.  Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, motorcycles or similar equipment are not allowed within Panther Stadium, on the track, or on Panther Field.

12.  Turf shoes or molded cleats are suitable for the Field Turf playing surface.  No metal cleats may be worn on the track or Field Turf field.  Shoes must be free of mud or debris before accessing the track and field area.

13.  No golfing, shot putting, javelin or discus throwing are allowed on Panther Field.

14.  Soccer corner flags or any field markers with spikes may not be used on Panther Field.

15.  No stakes, poles, braces, wires, or anchors may be driven into the Field Turf.  Tents are not allowed within the fence surrounding the track and Panther Field.

16.  Chairs or tables may not be used on Panther Field without written permission.  If approved, chair legs must be protected with rubber ends/tips.  Sharp edges of any kind are not allowed.  Team benches must have protective covering on their bases to prevent damage to the turf.

17.  Vehicles other than official school vehicles are not allowed in Panther Stadium, on the track, or on Panther Field.

18.  Teams must access Panther Field using the protective matting placed on the track surface.

19.  Only team and district personnel may be inside the fence surrounding the track and Panther Field during school sanctioned events.

20. Storage of materials or equipment is not permitted on or around the track or Panther Field.

21.  Absolutely no fireworks, lighters, or burning of any kind are allowed in or near Panther Stadium without permission.  Grills or smokers in the concession area are allowed but require formal approval from the Activities Director or Superintendent.

22. The District retains the right to access the facilities and to remove persons from District property.

23. The activity will be confined to the areas approved and no school equipment or supplies will be used except as approved in advance.

24. The activity is not for a commercial profit-making venture or for personal financial gain.

25. No District property shall be altered, moved, or rearranged without District approval.  All property of the organization must be immediately removed.  All trash shall be properly disposed of in accordance with District directions.

26. All charges must be paid in advance if requested or within 30 days of receipt of an invoice.  Payment shall be made to Creston Community School District at the address designated.

27. The organization agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless the District, its officials, agents, and employees from any and all claims or damages, including attorney fees and expenses, that may arise by reason of the organization’s use of the facilities and/or equipment or arising from any activity thereon by the organization, its officers, agents, employees, or invitees.

 

 

 

 

 

Approved 9-17-18 Revised/approved 12-16-19