State law encourages and/or incentivizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.
Indiana Code 20-26-5-20 Use of school facilities; fees
The governing body of any school corporation may: (1) permit any of its facilities to be used by any person in situations and at times that do not interfere with use of the facility for school purposes, including:
- (A) use of a swimming pool or other athletic facility; or
- (B) use of classrooms or other space in a school for purposes of school age childcare; and (2) incur any necessary expense in the use or operation of the facility. The governing body may set up and charge a schedule of fees for admission to or use of any facility outside the school corporation’s regular school program. Fees shall be deposited in the general fund or the extracurricular account of the school corporation.
Unlocking the gates: Implementing Shared Use Agreements
Indiana schools shared use agreement guidance document.