The Natrona County School District is exploring some changes to how its facilities and grounds are reserved for non-school use, according to a news release.

It recognizes the importance of the wellness of its staff and the community to instill wellness values in in youth and among its employees.

The district also supports the use of its facilities by employees and outside groups as long as the use does not interfere with scheduled or anticipated school activities, and the use meets the criteria listed in its administrative regulation.

The proposed regulations intend to:

  • Provide better customer service to the community by standardizing the process.
  • Reduce liability to the district.
  • Cover costs incurred by the district.
  • Protect and preserve public facilities.

Some of the changes proposed to the regulations that have been revised over the years include:

  • A standardized, centralized, online reservation system.
  • Liability insurance required by users.
  • Fees standardized across the district on two scales: short-term or event and long-term use.
  • Fees agreed to and paid in advance.
  • Some free-use granted on a case-by case basis.
  • Wages covered for any non-regularly scheduled NCSD staff time.
  • Priority given to use by students and staff for students.

The district would like to receive comments at by May 4. The proposed implementation of these regulations is July 1.