Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School District of Altoona may limit the use of or temporarily suspend the use of district facilities for non-school district related purposes. All decisions will be based on guidance provided by local, state, and federal authorities. The School District of Altoona reserves the right to amend all terms and agreements to ensure the School District of Altoona and all prospective facility users are in compliance with all requirements and restrictions related to social gatherings. Due to the fluid nature of this situation, all prospective users must understand the ability to use district facilities is subject to change at any time and may impact an event previously scheduled.
The School District of Altoona believes the District buildings belong to the community. Schools and buildings should be made available for community use when it does not conflict with the District's mission of educating students. As a result, non-district administered groups using the facilities are responsible for the cost of their use so expenses are not passed on to the City of Altoona taxpayers and the community at large. Those using the District’s Facilities are liable for any damage or vandalism to the building or grounds.
All facility usage is divided into three classifications. Classifications are listed in priority order for use of the Districts facilities and fees are determined based on the type of use and the non-profit status of the user group. The classifications are:
Group I. All School District of Altoona activities, PTO/PTA organizations, School Booster organizations, Altoona Athletics & Activities youth programs, activities organized by the City of Altoona and Altoona Parks and Recreation. District administered activities are not assessed a facility usage fee in most cases. Insurance and personnel fees may be required, depending on the nature of the activity and/or the time and type of facility being used.
Group II. Non-profit, non-district administered activities, including but not limited to: Club sports, non-profit sports teams, community-based groups (including sectarian and political).
Group III. For-profit groups whose activities (both athletic and non-athletic) are not administered by the School District of Altoona.
District employees requesting use of school facilities for non-district administered activities, whether acting as an individual or as part of a group, are subject to the guidelines and associated fees for the type of use being requested.
Application for Facility Use
Any individual, group, school or non-school organization wishing to use any of the District facilities or equipment must do so by completing the online Application for Use of School Facilities. Submitting the Application for Use of School Facilities constitutes a guarantee to the Board of Education that the group will be responsible for the use of premises as outlined in the Application for Use of District Facilities and Community Use of Facilities form (Policy 830). Click here to set up or login in to the online Application for Use of School Facilities.
Payment for Use of School Facilities
An invoice will be sent following completion of the activity with payment due based on terms noted on the invoice. For activities with multiple dates, periodic invoicing may occur. Payment will be due based on terms noted on the invoice. No group delinquent in payment for use of a building will be approved for subsequent use of school facilities. Cancellations must be in writing to the Athletics and Activities Office. No fee assessed if cancellation is made more than 10 business days prior to the facility use. Cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to facility use will be subject to a fee equal to 20% of the facility usage fees. No group delinquent in payment for use of a facility will be approved for subsequent use of school facilities until payment is received. The privilege of use may be suspended immediately if there is evidence of misuse of the facilities at any time. Any damage, broken equipment, vandalism or other alteration of buildings and/or grounds caused by a user group will be billed to that user group.
Make check payable to: The School District of Altoona; include in Memo "Facility Use Fee/[Event or Group Name]/[Permit #]. Mail check to: The School District of Altoona, 1903 Bartlett Avenue Altoona, WI 54720 Attn. Elissa Upward