Civic Center/Use of Facilities and Grounds
The Governing Board makes school facilities and grounds under its jurisdiction available as a civic center, after the needs of the schools are met, to citizens and community groups pursuant to District policies and regulations and are generally permitted for:
1. Public, literary, scientific, recreational, educational, or public agency meetings.
2. The discussion of matters of general or public interest.
3. Supervised youth sports and after-school programs.
Approval of an application for civic center use is subject to the provision of current general liability insurance coverage on behalf of the group or organization of at least $1,000,000. A Certificate of Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsement must be provided with the application.
Fees are determined by the group designation, venue requested and District personnel required. Costs associated with the scheduled event will be discussed prior to the approval of the application. Fees are due upon receipt of the approved application and prior to the event. Invoices are issued for long term use of facilities or fields.
Nonprofit Youth Activities
Nonprofit status does not assure that use of facilities/fields will be free of charge. Direct costs may apply and will be determined upon receipt of the application for permit. Nonprofit organizations must provide a nonprofit tax identification number and/or a Letter of Determination from the State of California or Internal Revenue Service.
Nonprofit organizations or associations which promote youth and school activities (such as Girl/Boy Scouts and Parent Teacher Associations) may be determined exempt from fees provided proof of nonprofit status is verified. In the event the use of facilities/fields are requested at a time when custodial services are not available, the District may charge a fee equal to the direct and/or indirect costs of those services.
Groups or persons using school facilities shall be liable for any damages to property caused during the use of school facilities/grounds. The group or person will be charged the amount necessary to repair the damages. Further use of school facilities may be denied to the responsible party.
Anaheim/La Palma Fields: Use of our Anaheim and La Palma school fields can be applied for through the Centralia School District Business Office. Information and application below.
Buena Park Fields: Use of Buena Park school fields are applied for in the following manner:
Step 1. Apply to City of Buena Park Community Services Department for authorization to use fields. For more information contact BPPR at (714) 236-3860.
Step 2. Upon approval from Buena Park Community Services, submit a civic center application to Centralia School District with proof of insurance.
Civic Center Application for Use of Facilities/Grounds
Civic center applications are available in the front lobby of the District Office or can be downloaded in a fillable format. Applications must be accompanied by a Certificate of Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsement.
The application is typeable. See link below.
- Complete and drop off with the receptionist at the District Office, fax to (714) 228-3111 or email to Nancy_Alvarado@cesd.us
- Applications must be submitted at least one week in advance.
- Facilities and grounds must be left clean after use.
- Tobacco and alcohol use are not permitted on school property.
Questions: Business and Administrative Services (714) 228-3104