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Carnival-Festival Ride and Attraction/Performance Guidelines

Student clubs, parent support organizations, boosters and other district entities planning fund-raising, carnival and/or festivals need to be aware of limitations on certain rides and attractions.  Limitations are placed on the types of rides and attractions allowed based upon guidelines/recommendations from the Arizona Schools Risk Retention Trust (The Trust), the Districts' property, liability and casualty insurance provider.  Limitations on these rides and attractions are in place for the safety of our students, staff and community members. 


Other school support groups and the staff member/s handling the event planning will need  to work with the School/Site Administrator for approval of attraction/s for a district sponsored event. School/Site Administration will need to email your request and attraction details to Risk Management for cabinet review and approval.

 

Below are listings of attractions not allowed or excluded under the Trust for coverage and allowed attractions.  Please review these carefully in planning your events. 


Adult supervision is required for ALL events.  Students may not supervise any activity or attraction at the event.



ATTRACTIONS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANY DYSART SPONSORED EVENT AND/OR ARE SPECIFICALLY, EXCLUDED AND NOT COVERED BY THE TRUST


EXCLUDED BY THE TRUST FOR COVERAGE (NOT ALLOWED)


  • ROCK CLIMBING WALL, OTHER CLIMBING WALL, CLIMBING ROPES, REPELLING ROPES AND ZIP LINES IN EXCESS OF TEN (10) FEET
      • Trust Policy Exclusion for Coverage: 
          • Use of rock climbing walls, other climbing walls and climbing ropes, rappelling ropes, and/or zip lines with a height in excess of ten (10) feet, as well as activities in, of, and /or associated with climbing, rappelling, and /or zip line courses involving heights in excess of ten (10) feet -- provided however, that the use of ropes of any height inside a District gymnasium or District exercise facility for the limited purpose of climbing the ropes as exercise or training for physical education classes or organized team sport training or practice purposes shall not be deemed to be excluded by means of this exclusion.
  • GIANT SLIDES In excess of 10 Ft.


NOT ALLOWED BY DYSART USD


  • FOG MACHINES OR ANY SMOKE GENERATING EQUIPMENT INSIDE SCHOOL BUILDINGS is not allowed. The equipment can set off the fire/smoke detectors. Note: The Vista has contracted agreements with professional performances that carry insurance and require specific contracted equipment for their use only during their shows. The Vista /Community Ed. has guidelines and regulations that must be followed regarding specialty equipment used during the professional, contracted and insured performances at the Vista only.
  • PAINTBALL EVENTS (On-Site or Off)  ANY GAMES OR EVENTS  THAT USE DETACHED HAND GUN OR RIFLE-LIKE DEVICE(S) ON-SITE (I.E., LASER TAG, PAINTBALL GUNS)



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DUNK TANKS FOR DYSART SPONSORED EVENTS 


  • DUNK TANKS
    • Dunk tanks - Only manufactured dunk tanks should be used (no homemade dunk tanks).
    • The dunk tank vendor must provide a copy of the signed agreement and their certificate of insurance prior to the event.
    • The Trust's loss control recommendations for dunk tanks: 
      • All people being dunked should be able to swim
      • Only one person in the dunk tank at a time
      • The person being dunked should not be a student or child
      • It should be set up to where if the tank leaks, or due to splashing, it will not enter a building or create a slip hazard
      • If electrical power is required, the power cord needs to be in good repair (including a ground prong) and plugged into a GFCI protected outlet
      • Make sure there are no electrical exposures
      • A rescue or supervisor should be in the immediate area and that person should also know how to swim
      • It should be situated so the item being thrown to activate the dunk tank does not damage anything (i.e., windows, other participants, bystanders, or other activities)
      • Follow the manufacturer's guidelines on filling the tank, operation of equipment, and water changes (if necessary)


As indicated above, these guidelines are in place for the safety of our students, staff and community members.  


Adult supervision is required for ALL events.  Students may not supervise any activity or attraction at the event.



If you have additional questions please contact Risk Management.


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