State law authorizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.
Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-014 6114.2 Site Requirements
Before final approval the school board shall request and the Commissioner shall grant site approval if the site meets the approval of other applicable agencies and is adequate for: 1) the educational programs the school board plans to conduct now and in the future as reflected in the approved educational specifications;
2) the anticipated community uses of the school facilities; 3) the space needed for the planned construction and its necessary service areas; and 4) the growth potential of the district. All construction and site development to be included in a construction aid project must occur on land to which the school district has clear title in fee simple or a permanent deeded easement or right-of-way. Land not owned by the district but convenient to the site on which a construction aid project will occur may be considered as part of the school site when the Commissioner finds that the land is suitable for daily school use and the school has permanent unrestricted access.
School Buildings and Sites Manual of Rules and Practices
This document addresses community use of school facilities
Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A. § 563. Powers of school boards; form of vote
(30) May make available school facilities and equipment for specified public purposes if such purposes appear, in the judgment of the board, to be in the best interests of the district and are an efficient, economical, and appropriate use of the facilities and equipment.