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§18-5-19. Night schools and other school extension activities; use of school property for public meetings, etc.

County boards may establish and maintain evening classes or night schools, continuation or part-time day schools, alternative schools and vocational schools, wherever practicable to do so, and shall admit adult persons and all other persons, including persons of foreign birth. County boards may admit school-age children and youth to these classes or schools under the circumstances prescribed by a State Board of Education policy governing alternative education programs. County boards may use school funds for the financial support of such schools and to use the schoolhouses and their equipment for these purposes. Any such classes of schools shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the state board.

County boards may provide for the free, comfortable and convenient use of any school property to promote and facilitate frequent meetings and associations of the people for discussion, study, recreation and other community activities, and may secure, assemble and house material for use in the study of farm, home and community problems, and may provide facilities for the dissemination of information useful on the farm, in the home or in the community.

In addition to the liability protection for organized use outlined in section nineteen-d of this article, county boards are not liable for any loss or injury arising from the use of school property made available for unorganized recreation. County boards are liable for their acts or omissions which constitute gross negligence or willful and wanton conduct which is the proximate cause of injury or property damage.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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