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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Public use of school buildings and school grounds. Provides that a governing body of a school corporation may, on its own initiative, and shall, upon the approval of a petition by the voters of the school corporation, establish and maintain in the school buildings and on the school grounds under the custody and management of the governing body: (1) evening schools; (2) vacation schools; (3) debating clubs; (4) community centers; (5) gymnasiums and other recreational facilities; (6) public playgrounds; (7) public baths; and (8) similar activities and accommodations; without charge to the residents of the school corporation. Specifies that a governing body must ensure that the use of school buildings and school grounds for any of these activities does not interfere with the use of the school buildings and school grounds during school hours or for any other educational purpose. Provides that, for purposes of the law concerning tort claims against governmental entities, the governing body or an employee of the governing body is not liable for an injury to a person or the property of a person who is engaged in one of these activities unless the injury is the result of an act or omission by the governing body or the employee that amounts to gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misconduct.