Valley Center High School
Terms of Use


In accordance with Education Code Sections 40040 through 40058: 

1. All applications for permits for the use of school property must sign the “Statement of Information” as prescribed by the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. 

2. Use of school facilities shall not interfere with the regular schoolwork or the activities of the school. 

3. The hours specified on a permit shall determine the length of time the school property may be used, and special permission must be obtained from the school site approving the permit before any extension of time may be allowed. 

4. Groups shall not use school premises later than 11:00 p.m., except upon special permission. 

5. Each meeting place shall be under the immediate control of the principal of the school. It shall be his/her responsibility to see that the Board rules are followed.

6. Adult or recreation leaders shall supervise activities of those using school playgrounds, athletic fields, courts, and gymnasium for civic purposes. 

7. Whenever school facilities are used for other than school purposes, it shall be necessary that a representative of the school district be in attendance during the entire period of such use and such costs shall be borne by the user in conformance with Board policy unless an exception is specifically granted by the Board, or unless the cost is charged to the Community Services account. 

8. All meetings qualifying under the provision of the Civic Center Act shall be non-exclusive and shall be open to the public. No use shall be granted that would be determined to constitute a monopoly for the benefit of any person or organization. 

9. School premises shall not be used by any person or group as a political campaign headquarters. No persons or organization, other than the permitted, shall distribute any literature or any other item or article at a civic center meeting. 

10. No permit for the use of school property shall be granted to any individual or group for any purpose that would reflect in any way upon citizens of the United States because of their race, color, or creed. 

11. The Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District and individual members of the governing board thereof shall be held free and harmless from any loss, damage, liability, cost, and expense that may exist or arise during the use of said premises by the contracting party or parties from any cause whatsoever. 

12. There will be no smoking at any school facility or grounds. Intoxicating liquors are not permitted on school premises. 

13. No school furniture or apparatus may be removed or displaced by any person, persons, or organization without permission from, and under supervision of, the school custodian. The party, parties, or organization responsible for the removal thereof before departure must replace any furniture or apparatus so displaced to the satisfaction of the custodian from the school building. School furniture, equipment, apparatus, etc., may not be removed from the school premises at any time. 

14. School property must be protected from any damage or mistreatment and each group must be responsible for the condition in which it leaves the school property. In case school property is damaged, it shall be paid for by the organization that has use of the building. 

15. Any persons applying for the use of school property on behalf of any society, group, or organization shall present written authorization from the group to make the application. They shall also submit a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of one million dollars, listing the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District as “Additional Insured.” Fees will also be collected from the group where applicable. All items must be submitted to the district five days prior to the event. 

16. Lessee is required to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES), General Permit No. CAS000004. Lessee shall comply with the lawful requirements of the District, the State of California, and all applicable municipalities and local agencies regarding trash and discharges to separate storm drain systems or watercourses under their jurisdiction, including applicable requirements in municipal storm water management programs. Lessee is to fully familiarize itself with the Permit. Failure to comply with the Permit is a violation of federal and state law. Lessee hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless District, its officials, officers, agents, employees and authorized volunteers from and against any and all Notices of Violation (“NOV”), claims, demands, losses or liabilities of any kind or nature that may incur for Lessee’s noncompliance with the Permit, except for liability resulting from the sole established negligence or willful misconduct of the District, its officials, officers, agents, employees or authorized volunteers. 

IMPORTANT: Application, Certificate of Insurance, and fees must be complete and submitted to the District Office five (5) working days prior to the event. Do not advertise or promote said event until all site and administrative approvals are complete.