Building Use

Our buildings are available for public organizations to use. Requests must be submitted at least one week in advance of the desired use date. Late requests will not be honored. District or school organization activities shall have priority over other requests for use of facilities, regardless of prior approvals or the date of application.

Regulations Governing Use of Buildings & Grounds

Use of buildings and grounds will be granted in strict compliance with the State Education Law. Exclusive use by fraternal, secret or exclusive societies or organizations, and private use will not be allowed.

Damages to property due to vandalism will be charged to the organization or individual assuming responsibility for the building.

Organizations must assume responsibility for adequate supervision for all activities. There are special regulations regarding dances (corridors, exits, basements, etc.), use of gymnasium(s), and use of grounds.

The individual or organization, while using the building requested, agrees to indemnify and save the Gouverneur Central School District harmless from and against any and all claims and demands for, or in connection with, any accident, injury, or damage whatsoever caused to any person or property arising directly or indirectly out of the activities conducted in the buildings or occurring in or about the building or any part thereof or on the sidewalks adjoining the same, or arising directly or indirectly, from the act or omission of the individual or organization, or their respective licenses, servants, agents, employees, or contracts and from and against any and all costs, expenses and liabilities incurred in connection with any such claim or proceeding brought thereon. Certification of insurance coverage is required, unless a current, updated copy is already on file.

BoE Policy Record

The Board of Education reserves the right to rescind permission to use the buildings, once it is granted, if in the minds of the Board members, it is felt it was either a mistake to give permission in the first place or later developments altered the conditions upon which the judgment was based in giving permission.

There shall be absolutely no smoking on school district property.

If, in the judgment of the Building Use Coordinator, the use of the building requires additional expense on the part of the Gouverneur Central School District staff (i.e., custodial or life guards,) the organization (non-educational) will be expected to reimburse the district for the associated costs.