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72-1416. Control of school property; library services. The school board shall have control of the school-district property, including the school building or buildings, schoolgrounds and all buildings and structures erected thereon, all furniture, fittings, and equipment, such as books, maps, charts, and instructional apparatus. The school board may open the schoolhouse for public purpose, under such rules and regulations as the board shall adopt. The board may enter into contracts with public library boards to authorize such boards to use the library facilities of the school district to supplement the facilities of the public library; make such rules and regulations relating to such school libraries as they shall deem necessary; and appoint librarians.

History: L. 1861, ch. 76, art. 4, § 2; G.S. 1868, ch. 92, § 43; L. 1876, ch. 125, § 1; L. 1913, ch. 284, § 1; R.S. 1923, 72-1033; L. 1943, ch. 248, § 31; L. 1965, ch. 104, § 2; June 30.

Source or Prior Law:

72-1024, 72-1503, 72-1033.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Interlibrary cooperation and resource sharing, see 75-2575 et seq.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Student Fees in Public Schools: New Statutory Authority," Joe Allen Lang, 16 W.L.J. 439, 453 (1977).

"Constitutional Law: First Amendment Limitations on the Authority of School Boards to Remove Library Books," Jeff Kennedy, 22 W.L.J. 553, 554 (1983).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Board of education treasurer; appointment and duties; gate receipts. 94-39.

U.S.D. release of pupils during school day to attend bible school; school policies concerning distribution of information and materials and absence of pupils. 96-5.

Alcoholic liquor may not be consumed at alumni association reunion held on school district premises. 2001-41.

Circumstances when school official may refuse law enforcement officer's request to interview child on school premises. 2005-10.


1. Any two members of board may act for board. Brady v. Sweetland, 13 Kan. 41, 45.

2. Injunction limiting and regulating use of athletic field granted; nuisance. Neiman v. Common School District, 171 Kan. 237, 246, 248, 232 P.2d 422.

3. Cited in holding local school board authorized to close attendance facility. Brickell v. Board of Education, 211 Kan. 905, 917, 508 P.2d 996.

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