A+ Charter Schools
Facility Rental Terms and Usage
All requests must be submitted to the Business Office at least (5) days prior to the activity. The organization requesting use of the facility will have access to the facility only after the facility use agreement has been approved. Please specify any equipment needed and if a special setup is required. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Francis in the Business Office at (214) 275-1223.
All School facilities will be closed when school is not in session. Please view the school calendar to review the day’s school will not be in session: http://www.apluscharterschools.org/calendar
The school district promotes community use of school facilities during the hours when school is not in session. The use of the facilities will follow the priority of: (1) school-sponsored activities; (2) community recreation, youth groups, and cultural activities; (3) other educational activities.
General public use requests must be shown to be: (1) of an educational nature; (2) likely to contribute to the physical, moral and ethical well-being of the participants; (3) legally and culturally acceptable; and (4) open to all regardless of color, sex, creed or national origin.
A building use agreement must be signed by an authorized representative of the lessee using the school facility and a representative of the lessor, A+ Charter Schools Inc. The contract must be received no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Such contract must be in a complete and confirmed status when received by Lessor. Failure to meet with this deadline will result in the release of tentative date of use to another party. The Lessor, A+ Charter Schools Inc., reserves the right to cancel this Facility Use Agreement in the event of an emergency, which requires that, the facility be available to the Lessor for its use at the same time as the scheduled event. If this occurs, the Lessor, A+ Charter Schools Inc., will attempt to provide a Substitute facility to the Lessee.
Authorization for use of school facilities shall not be considered as endorsement of or approval of the activity group or organization nor for the purposes it represents. All uses will be by written contract. Any advertising or announcement by the user must include the following statement: "This program is sponsored by (name of user). Use of school district facilities does not constitute support of or endorsement by the A+ Charter Schools Inc." In a print advertisement or announcement, the disclaimer must be the same size as the font used to announce the location of the program. The remedy for failure to comply with this provision will be to immediately rescind the facility use contract.
Schedule of Needs:
Specific arrangements for schedules, times, personnel, equipment, and supplies shall be made through the Business Services Office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. The Lessor assumes no obligation to meet any changes in requests and/or arrangement that have not been stated in the completed building use agreements.
With each request, charges will be determined on the basis of established rental rates, projected personnel, equipment, and supply costs. Actual personnel, equipment and supply costs will be charged and billed to the lessee after the scheduled event. Payment is made payable to A+ Charter Schools Inc. Indicate the specific campus in the memo.
In the event of necessary cancellation of the scheduled event, the Business Services Office shall be notified at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled event. Failure to provide such advance notice will result in a charge of $75. In addition, a client will only be allowed to cancel up to 2 days for free on an existing contract, if done before 4 hours of the event. Anything beyond that will incur a cancellation fee of $10 per occurrence. If a client wants to cancel an entire contract, anything over 3 consecutive days, there will be a cancellation fee of 25% of the remaining dates left on the contract to successfully separate with no legal pursuit from the District.
The Lessee must provide sufficient supervision for crowd control, ticket sales, ushers, security of personal property and enforcement of the facility Rules and Regulations, and applicable state laws and local ordinances. The school district may appoint a building supervisor if deemed necessary at the expense of the lessee.
The stage technician and custodian must be on duty at all times while the Auditorium is in use. The use of the stage and its equipment is a technical operation and the operation of the equipment shall be only by the stage technician. A custodian must be on duty at all times when all other facilities are in use. Use of school kitchens shall require the presence of the cafeteria manager or designated employee.
Facility Use and Group Contract:
At all times, orderly conduct shall be required of the lessee and the participants in the scheduled event, including the performers and the audience. If it is believed that a request for facility use will result in disorderly conduct or whose activities may be detrimental to the school or community, the request for facility use will be refused. The lessee and the participants shall confine themselves and their activities to be areas specified in the contract. The areas used shall be left in a clean and orderly condition. There is to be NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ON THE STAGE OR IN THE SEATING AREA OF THE AUDITORIUM. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON ANY SCHOOL PROPERTY AND PREMISES. THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IS NOT PERMITTED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. FIREARMS OR OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AS DEFINED BY LAW.
By request of the Fire Department and concern for public safety, fire and/or open flame are not permitted on the stage or in the seating area of the Auditorium. The Fire Department and Police Department have the authority to inspect the facilities at any time for the safety of the patrons.
The lessee shall be responsible for the repair and/or replacement of school equipment or property damaged beyond reasonable or normal expectation.
The school district shall not be held liable for accidents and/or injury suffered by individuals engaged in activities occurring within or upon the school facilities during the time the facilities are being rented. The school district assumes no liability for loss of property.
As a condition for use of the facility, Lessee agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless A+ Charter Schools Inc., its employees, representatives, and agents from any and all claims, liabilities, demands, lawsuits, allegations, judgments, and all forms including attorney fees and recoverable costs, (singularly or collectively 'claims') including claims for bodily, emotional, and personal injury, property damage or loss, brought or made against it, arising out of, relating to, caused by, or resulting from Lessee's use of the facility, including claims relating to, arising out of, or caused by the physical condition of the facility, whether or not the basis of the claim(s) was caused by or contributed to, in whole or in part, the negligence of A+ Charter Schools Inc., its employees, representatives, and agents.
As a condition for use of the facility, the Lessee shall procure Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) Insurance naming A+ Charter Schools Inc. as a Name Insured or Additional Insured having the same coverage and coverage limits as the "Named Insured". The CGL policy shall have bodily and personal injury coverage. The CGL policy must include effective dates covering the time period Lessee has contracted to use the facility. At least 48 hours before Lessee commences use of the facility, it shall provide written proof of its procurement of the CGL policy required by this provision, including an acknowledgement by the insurance carrier providing the CGL policy that if the CGL policy is cancelled for any reason prior to the effective dates identified in the policy, it will immediately notify, in writing, A+ Charter Schools Inc. of the cancellation.
The Lessee inspected the physical condition of the facility, is fully aware of the physical condition of facility, accepts the use of the facility in an "as is" condition, and agrees to comply with all terms and conditions of the Facility Use Agreement, including the "Indemnification provision, knowing the physical condition of the facility."
Upon return of the rental facility, a thorough inspection will be done by the Lessor. Applicants are responsible for special setup requirements and clean up unless specifically requested in the application. User shall be responsible for returning the facility to its original condition immediately following the event or forfeiture of security deposit.
If the client chooses to film the event on our property, it is agreed that the client will remove all names, mascots and logos of A+ Charter Schools and campuses and the client will be responsible for disclosing before the actual event takes place.
Failure to comply with Title IX regulations of the Civil Rights Acts and any and all laws, rules and regulations, and ordinances of the State of Texas, City of Dallas, and A+ Charter Schools Inc. shall constitute good and sufficient cause for termination of the building use agreement and discontinuation of facility use.