Schools are often the heart of the community and the largest facility available for group meetings. But liability issues make it tricky for education organizations to allow use of their facilities for non-school events.
The TULIP program allows community groups and others to buy low-cost special event insurance. Many activities allowed on school grounds are covered.
Education organizations build partnerships with non-school groups by allowing use of school facilities.
Education organizations and non-school groups are protected if something unexpected happens.