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Community Use of Facilities

 Click on the Schoolhouse to Schedule an Event as a Community User.

If you are a Knox County Schools employee wishing to schedule a school-sponsored event, click on the Chalkboard.
**Important first time user information**
You will be directed to a page that displays a system wide calendar of scheduled events. 
To log in please click on "Log in to Request Facility use" next to Welcome Guest!

Use of Knox County Schools facilities by community groups and groups not associated directly with the school system is administered through the Maintenance & Operations Department.

If you are a Knox County School Employee submitting a facility use request for school use for a school event you may access the scheduling software by going to the Online Services link at the top of the website, and selecting the SchoolDude link.  Log in as normal and select the Schedule Request tab at the top of the next screen.

School system employees are not allowed to schedule events for other organizations using their school ID or email.

If you are a member of an outside organization and wish to apply to use school facilities, you will first need to request permission to apply at the following link:  COMMUNITY USE.

Once you have received an email granting you access to the system you may go to the same location, log in with the username and password you provided during registration, and apply to use school facilities.

For more information contact Lisa Russell at

Event Supervision

  • KCS policy requires a KCS employee to be at the school to supervise all scheduled events. Normally that employee will be a school custodian.
  • A custodial fee of $25 per hour will be assessed during any hours when custodians would not normally be in the building. 
  • If kitchen use is requested, a KCS Food Service employee is required to be in the building, and an additional $25 per hour fee will be assessed for the hours the kitchen is in use.
  • Some events, especially those with large numbers of people using multiple areas of a school, will require security. Security guard costs will be assessed at $25 per hour for those events.

Facility Use Cost Recovery Fees

KCS charges hourly fees to organizations using Knox County School facilities to recover the cost of heating, air conditioning, lighting, and providing water for those events.  These fees are set at a rate to recover the cost of holding events and are not intended to generate additional revenue for the schools.
Because schools are often already heated and cooled with some lights on at the end of the last bell on a typical school day, organizations will not be assessed a fee provided their event is held in its entirety within the first three hours after the last bell of the day at every school. All other groups will be responsible to pay the facility fees and wages for any cost incurred beyond the normal operation of the school. In no instance should a group directly compensate an employee of the Knox County Schools.

Facility Use Files

Facility Use Contact

 Lisa Russell
Facilities Use Coordinator 
900 East Fifth Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 
(865) 594-3633 Office