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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 82537-82548



82537.  (a) There is a civic center at each and every community
college within the state where the citizens, Camp Fire Girls, Boy
Scout troops, farmers' organizations, school-community advisory
councils, senior citizens' organizations, clubs, and associations
formed for recreational, educational, political, economic, artistic,
or moral activities of the public school districts may engage in
supervised recreational activities, and where they may meet and
discuss, from time to time, as they may desire, any subjects and
questions which in their judgment appertain to the educational,
political, economic, artistic, and moral interests of the citizens of
the communities in which they reside. Governing boards of the
community college districts may authorize the use, by citizens and
organizations of any other properties under their control, for
supervised recreational activities.
   (b) The governing board of any community college district may
grant the use of college facilities or grounds for public, literary,
scientific, recreational, educational, or public agency meetings, or
for the discussion of matters of general or public interest upon
terms and conditions which the board deems proper, and subject to the
limitations, requirements, and restrictions set forth in this
article.
   (c) No use shall be granted in a manner that constitutes a
monopoly for the benefit of any person or organization.
   (d) The use of any community college facility and grounds for any
meeting is subject to reasonable rules and regulations as the
governing board of the district prescribes, and shall not interfere
with the use and occupancy of the community college facilities and
grounds, as is required for the purposes of the community colleges of
the state.
   (e) The management, direction, and control of the civic center is
vested in the governing board of the community college district.
   (f) The governing board of the community college district shall
make all needful rules and regulations for conducting the civic
meetings and for such recreational activities as are provided for in
this chapter and which aid, assist, and lend encouragement to the
activities.



82542.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the governing
board of any community college district shall grant without charge
the use of any college facilities or grounds under its control,
pursuant to the requirements of this article, when an alternative
location is not available, to nonprofit organizations and clubs and
associations organized for general character building or welfare
purposes, such as:
   (1) Student clubs and organizations.
   (2) Fundraising entertainments or meetings where admission fees
charged or contributions solicited are expended for the welfare of
the students of the district.
   (3) Parent-teachers' associations.
   (4) School-community advisory councils.
   (5) Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scout troops, and Boy Scout troops.
   (6) Senior citizens' organizations.
   (7) Other public agencies.
   (8) Organizations, clubs, or associations organized for cultural
activities and general character building or welfare purposes (such
as folk and square dancing).
   (9) Groups organized for the purpose specified in subdivision (g).
   (b) The governing board may charge those organizations and
activities listed in subdivision (a) an amount not to exceed the
following:
   (1) The cost of opening and closing the facilities, if no college
employees would otherwise be available to perform that function as a
part of their normal duties.
   (2) The cost of a college employee's presence during the
organization's use of the facilities, if the governing board
determines that the supervision is needed, and if that employee would
not otherwise be present as part of his or her normal duties.
   (3) The cost of janitorial services, if the services are
necessary, and would not have otherwise been performed as part of the
janitor's normal duties.
   (4) The cost of utilities directly attributable to the
organization's use of the facilities.
   (c) The governing board may charge an amount not to exceed its
direct costs or not to exceed fair rental value of college facilities
and grounds under its control, and pursuant to the requirements of
this article, for activities other than those specified in
subdivision (a). Each governing board which decides to levy these
charges shall first adopt a policy specifying which activities shall
be charged an amount not to exceed direct costs and which activities
shall be charged an amount not to exceed fair rental value.
   (1) As used in this section, "direct costs" to the district for
the use of college facilities or grounds means those costs of
supplies, utilities, janitorial services, services of any other
district employees, and salaries paid community college district
employees necessitated by the organization's use of the college
facilities and grounds of the district.
   (2) As used in this section, "fair rental value" means the direct
costs to the district, plus the amortized costs of the college
facilities or grounds used for the duration of the activity
authorized.
   (d) The governing board of any college district which authorizes
the use of college facilities or grounds for the purpose specified in
subdivision (e) shall charge the church or religious denomination an
amount at least equal to the fair rental value of the facilities or
grounds.
   (e) The governing board of any community college district may
grant the use of college facilities or grounds to any church or
religious organization for the conduct of religious services for
temporary periods where the church or organization has no suitable
meeting place for the conduct of these services upon the terms and
conditions as the board deems proper, and subject to the limitations,
requirements, and restrictions set forth in this article. The
governing board shall charge the church or religious organization
using the property for the conduct of religious services a fee as
specified in subdivision (d).
   (f) In the case of entertainments or meetings where admission fees
are charged or contributions are solicited and the net receipts of
the admission fees or contributions are not expended for the welfare
of the students of the district or for charitable purposes, a charge
shall be made for the use of the college facilities, property, and
grounds, which charge shall not be less than the fair rental value
for the use of the college facilities, property and grounds, as
determined by the governing board of the district.
   The governing board may, however, permit the use, without charge,
by organizations, clubs, or associations organized for senior
citizens and for cultural activities and general character-building
or welfare purposes, when membership dues or contributions solely for
the support of the organization, club, or association, or the
advancement of its cultural, character-building or welfare work, are
accepted.
   (g) The governing board of a community college district may grant
the use of college facilities, grounds, and equipment to public
agencies, including the American Red Cross, for mass care and welfare
shelters during disasters or other emergencies affecting the public
health and welfare, and may cooperate with these agencies in
furnishing and maintaining services deemed by the governing board to
be necessary to meet the needs of the community.



82544.  Lighting, heating, janitor service, and the services of the
person when needed, and other necessary expenses, in connection with
the use of community college buildings and grounds pursuant to this
article, shall be provided for out of the county or special school
funds of the respective community college districts in the same
manner and by the same authority as similar services are provided
for.



82548.  The governing board of any community college district may
require any person, group, or organization granted the use of
community college property pursuant to this article for the purposes
of athletic activities to obtain a certificate of insurance from a
liability insurance carrier and to submit such certificate to the
district for approval prior to using any district property. The
certificate shall evidence a minimum coverage of three hundred
thousand dollars ($300,000) for any liability for injury or damage to
property which may arise out of such use of community college
property. The governing board of any community college may require
more than such minimum coverage.