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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 17th, 1960

Monday, February 17th, 2020

 

Washington School in the 1950’s – from the Eastman Archive at UC Davis

School District Adopts Policy on Facility Use
February 17, 1960

Rules and regulations governing the public use of facilities of the Susanville School District was approved last week by the district board of Trustees with the superintendent William P. Trevethick evaluating the applicant purposes with final approval being made by the board.

The policy stipulates that public use of the facility will not interfere with school purposes, groups will be responsible for the school property and their conduct, and functions not serving a public purpose will be prohibited which includes subversive groups, Bible schools or religious discussions.

The board make exception to the latter in allowing groups associated with a given church, sect or religious denomination to hold functions of social or recreational nature.

A restriction was placed on commercial use of school facilities for commercial use where facilities for commercial use where educational value was a concern.

A restriction was also made for political use in that it will be granted only on the conditions that such meetings will not be inconsistent with other phases of the policy, will not tend to endanger the peace and safety of the community, and will be free of charge and open to all who desire to attend.

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