In 2014 the department undertook a review of the procedures and processes for the community use of school facilities. A new policy has been developed to cut red tape by streamlining the administration and management of the community use of state school facilities.
The department's new policy statement groups the previous guidelines and procedures under one statement, providing a simple and coordinated position for principals. This clear policy position has been reviewed and supported by stakeholders, including the department's Red Tape Reduction Council of Principals. It is considered that the new position will reduce the red tape increasing the accessibility for the community to utilise school facilities.
Schools are valuable community resources and must be used to their full potential. A school is as a place of learning and the absolute priority purpose of the site is for educational purposes during school hours. Outside of school hours, schools have an obligation to their community to promote the use of school facilities by local community members for appropriate activities.
For more information on the policy, use of the facilities and fees is available in a factsheet 605K - text version 15K and frequently asked questions document 122K - text version 15K and within the policy statement. 362K
This page was last reviewed on 30 Nov 2014