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Register your Special Event for approval and determine if a safety inspection and permit are required.

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Review NEW Steps to Holding and obtaining Approval for you Special Event.


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Certain restrictions or criteria applies to activities at your event.  Event Sponsor and School should adhere to these rules.



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Proof of Insurance to Participate in Event - Examples of Acceptable Certificates of Insurance (COI)

Questions: 407-317-3296 or riskmanagement@ocps.net

What is considered a Special Event?  Any activity or event that is not an in-class curriculum lesson. 

Why do I have to register my Special Event with Risk Management? Events should be insured with proper insurance coverage. Registering your activity or event will help Risk Management determine whether the insurance obligations fall on OCPS, third parties, sponsors, or participants.

Why do I have to obtain permission/approval to hold an activity or event? The safety of our students, employees, and visitors are the utmost importance. Therefore, we must ensure that your event is held in a proper and safe manner. There is certain criteria that must be met to be allowed on OCPS property.

Why is a Permit required for Special Events? OCPS must comply with certain Building Codes, Fire Codes, and other laws or regulations for all activities held on OCPS property. OCPS Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief are the “Authority Having Jurisdiction” over all OCPS locations, including schools. A permit shall be obtained from the governing jurisdiction for certain activities or event.

Facility Use versus Special Event:   

Facility Use: A Facility Use Agreement applies when a third party wants to use school property for their own purpose. This is typically when a church, athletic league, scouts, or other outside party is planning an activity where use of the school facility is useful for their purpose or possible benefit to community, but no direct impact to school or its students. For more information about this process and whether it applies, please refer to Facilities Use.

Special Event: If the PTA, PTO, Booster, school or other group is using the school facility for fundraising purposes or to promote the school or students, then follow the Best Practices for Special Event Request and register your event today. Other activities that apply to Special Event Request process include, a) homecoming activities, b) theatre performances, c) third party concessions on property, d) other promotions or activities held at schools or other OCPS facilities, and e) some off-property activities involving students or employees (excluding field trips).

Schools or Facilities should NOT allow an event be held on OCPS property without a facility use agreement OR approval from OCPS Risk Management.