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Satanic Temple Use of Facilities

Given some recent media attention to the Satanic Temple’s use of our school facilities, I wanted to provide the school community with further context to the situation.

At its meeting on Tuesday evening, the Board approved an application by the Satanic Temple to use our facility as we were required to do so by Board policy No. 707. According to the application of the organization, the event will occur on September 24, 2022. As required by Board Policy No. 707, the organization is required to comply with all of the provisions of the Policy, and is required to pay rental, custodial, security, & auditorium tech fees.

As a public school district, the use of our school facilities must be permitted without discrimination. We cannot and do not arbitrarily pick and choose which organizations may or may not use our facilities. If we allow one organization, we must allow all organizations, provided they satisfy the conditions and application requirements as set forth in Policy 707.

In approving any request, the School District does not endorse the activity of any outside organization that rents our facilities, nor are those entities permitted to use the School District’s name or logo.

Thank you for your interest and support.

In education,

Steve Kirkpatrick
Superintendent of Schools