Use of Facilities

  • Renting our Facilities

    Calendars are blocked for 3 weeks from the current date to allow processing time. All reservations must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the first event date.

    Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) facilities are provided primarily for the education of students. District facilities are available for community use when the activity is consistent with the best interest of the District and does not interfere with SCUSD educational programs. All groups must apply for and obtain a permit in order to use a district facility. Requests must be submitted through the Facilitron online platform or (800) 272-2962.

    Priority Use and Priority Groups

    When first registering for a Facilitron account you will be automatically placed in group 4. If you qualify for a different group please upload your qualifying documents and make a note in the comment section. Facilitron and the District will review the documentation and update your account to the appropriate Priority Use Group.

    Group 1

    School District Use: School activities, sports, clubs, festivals, and professional development. Group 1 may include parent-teacher groups, the SCUSD School Foundation, and boosters. No fees, unless the event generates custodial overtime.

    Group 2

    Local youth organizations with at least 80% of participants attending District schools (rosters will be required). Group 2 may include after-school or weekend programs or sports.

    Group 3

    Local youth organizations with less than 80% of participants attending District schools (rosters may be required). Group 3 may include after-school or weekend programs and sports.

    Group 4

    Adult organizations, any organization or events with participants over and under 18 years of age. Group 4 may include sports, workshops, classes, religious organizations, private events (social activities), and charitable organizations.

    Groups 2–4

    Use of Facility Fees and Custodial Fees apply. Custodial hours apply M-F if the custodian is not already on site, weekends, and District Holidays. Wilson custodial hours apply M-F after 10:00 p.m., after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, all day Sunday, and District Holidays. Custodial hours may change according to district schedules. Summer custodial hours vary by site.

    Fees for Use of district facilities and grounds:

    • Nutrition Services: $55.00 per hour (2-hour minimum)
    • Custodian charge: $60.00 per hour 

    Cancellation Policy for District Facilities and Grounds

    • Application fee is non-refundable.
    • Cancellation prior to 3 (three) weeks to the date of the event: 100% refund for use fees, custodial fees, and equipment fees.
    • Cancellation prior to 1 (one) week to the date of the event: 50% refund for use fees, custodial fees, and equipment fees.
    • Cancellation within 6 (six) calendar days of event - fees are non-refundable.
    • Cancellation must be entered into the online reservation system by the time frame above to be eligible for a refund.
    • Cancellations due to weather will be considered per event.
    • No shows will be charged the entire reservation amount.
    • Reservations will be canceled if the reservation is not paid in full as agreed, or if any requested documentation, including correct insurance, is not uploaded to the online system 1 (one week) in advance without a refund.

    Kitchen Facilities

    • Kitchen facilities shall not be used unless supervised by District Nutrition Services personnel. Use of kitchen facilities includes use of equipment, sinks, warmers, or any other item/equipment in the kitchen, multipurpose, or other facility used by Nutrition Services. This is an additional fee. Custodial fees also apply.
    • All requests for kitchen use shall be approved by Nutrition Services prior to the permit approval.

    Selling Goods or Foods

    • If the event consists of selling goods of any type, a Business License for the City must be uploaded to the online reservation system 2 (two) weeks prior to the event or sales will not be allowed.
    • If the event consists of selling food of any type, a Santa Clara County Health Department Permit must be uploaded to the online reservation system 2 (two) weeks prior to the event.

    Advertisement Flyers

    • Print or digital advertisement flyer(s) distributed to promote the event must be uploaded to the online reservation system with the original reservation request.
    • The flyer must include the following information: Organization name(s), location(s), time(s), date(s), and cost(s) for the event(s). 

    Online Facility Rentals

    Santa Clara Unified School District is pleased to announce a new, online facility rental system, designed to provide a convenient and accessible user experience for requesting facility use. With the new system, reservation request can be submitted easily and will be handled more efficiently. Renters will be able to access photos and descriptions, see real-time availability, get estimated quotes, and pay online. 

    Facilitron is responsible for the collection of Certificates of Insurance as well as payment for facility uses. All payments will be processed through Facilitron. Payment options include PayPal, major credit cards, ACH/eCheck, and traditional check. Proof of insurance (COI) can be conveniently uploaded into the platform, and/or it can be obtained directly through Facilitron. 

    To view our available facilities, please visit the Facilitron website

    For information about how to use the system, please refer to the Quick Start Guide.

    If you need any assistance setting up an account and/or in placing a facility use request, please contact Facilitron at, or by calling them directly at (800) 272-2962.

    Approval to rent Santa Clara Unified School District facilities does not constitute access to promote your organization's services to families or staff in our District. For more information about the flyer approval policy and process, please review our flyer distribution webpage.