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Community Use of Facilities

Community Use of School Facilities

Everything you need to know about reserving a MRHS facility for community use.

 
Community members that are part of an organization may reserve school facilities on a scheduled basis. First preference for facility use will go to Mainland Regional High School's instructional programs, student activities, or activities of school-related groups.  Please refer to School Board Regulation 1330_P_Use of School Facilities October 17 2016.
 
MRHS Regulation 1330 requires that all requests be submitted at least 60 business days prior to the proposed event date.

Users may begin submitting requests for the next school year on July 1.  Requests for the next school year received prior to July 1st will be declined.
 

Application Process

New Users Getting Started

If you have never used MRHS facilities before, you must first self-register as an organization event coordinator (OEC) through the online reservation system, CommunityUse. After clicking this link please click "Log In" on the top right corner.  Please review the helpful user's guide provided below.

Registered Users

Once you have registered and have been approved as an organization event coordinator (OEC) in the online reservation system, CommunityUse, you can request the use any MRHS facility.   Please note per Regulation 1330, requests must be submitted at least sixty (60) business days prior to the event date.  Once your schedule has been approved, the OEC cannot make any adjustments to the schedule, including cancellations. All requests for changes or cancellations must be made through the Community Use contact.

 

Request facility use here

 

Please refer to the helpful user's guide provided below.

Community Use Hours & Fees

Hours

Mainland's facilities are available for use by the community as follows:

 

Days Hours Buildings
May be Used
Hours Grounds
May be Used
Weekdays

Close of school day to 10:00 p.m.

Close of school day to sundown
(lighted fields close at 10 p.m.)
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 8 a.m. to sundown
(lighted fields close at 10 p.m.)
Sundays 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 8 a.m. to sundown
(lighted fields close at 10 p.m.)
Holidays Closed Closed

 

Fees - Rental, Personnel and Equipment

Fees are assessed for the rental of facilities, services provided by school personnel and for use of school equipment and utilities.
 

Rental fees are based on the purpose for which school facilities are used. When a request to use school facilities is for the primary benefit of the user, rental fees will be charged.  Groups that provide an IRS letter of nonprofit (501c) status will be charged nonprofit rates. The school districts and local governments of Linwood, Northfield & Somers Point, Full-Time Employees of MRHS running an event to benefit Mainland Students, and any other groups as determined by the Board of Education will be charged the Group M rate.  In addition to the purpose, rental fees are based on:

  • the type of space requested (cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, classroom, athletic field, etc.).
  • the length of time the facility is to be used.
 
Personnel fees are charged in cases when school personnel, such as custodians, cafeteria workers, technicians, supervisors, etc., are required to work. Personnel requested by the user may be increased by the school based on the type of activity and number of attendees.
 
Special fees are assessed for the use of such items as stage lights and stadium lights and for equipment such as microphones and projectors.
 
Please see the Board approved Fee Schedule below:

Prohibited Activities

Community users are prohibited from having the following activities on Mainland Regional High School property, including in school buildings and on fields:

  • Aerial Acrobatics
  • Airplane/Helicopter/Hot Air Balloons Landing
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals (except in the case of service animals that are necessary to help an individual with a disability).  The user shall cleanup any school grounds used by service animals participating in scheduled events.
  • Candles and/or Incense
  • Car Bashing
  • Car Wash
  • Circus or Carnival
  • Color/Splatter Run
  • Drones
  • Fireworks and Sparklers (except by local Government)
  • Fog/Smoke Machines
  • Gambling
  • Hay (or other flammable items)
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Tag
  • Moon Bounces
  • Paint Ball
  • Parachuting/Sky Diving (onto parking lots/fields)
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Remote Control Flyers
  • Rocket Launch
  • Running in School Hallways (sports conditioning)
  • Skating (roller skates or inline skates—inside buildings)
  • Tobacco Products or Smoking Devices (including nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, electronic cigarettes and Hookah pens)

Contact Us

Should you have any questions pertaining to community use, please contact us:

Mainland Regional Facilities Dept.
1301 Oak Ave

Linwood, NJ 08221

Judi Bessor, Director

Chuck Cole, Asst. Director

609-927-5239

Fax:609-939-3586

Once you have registered and have been approved, you can request space at MRHS.