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Policies and procedures

The School has been blessed with a wide variety of facilities and extensive grounds and they play a significant role in helping fulfill our purpose and mission. With the continued growth of The John Carroll School, we found it necessary to formalize and expand our policies and procedures. Their purpose is to assist us in using our finite space and resources in the very best way possible. In addition, they help us to maintain focus on the overall vision and mission of the School. Support for these policies will assist with our existing activities as well as continued growth. We must also ensure that every reasonable precaution has been taken to limit exposure in areas such as life, safety and security.

Our efforts to be good stewards of the entire facility are critical to our mission and are also an expression of our appreciation for the way in which God has blessed The John Carroll School family. We see the campus as a tool which we can use to support our primary mission as a faith-based school and to partner with other groups and organizations that are compatible with our mission. For those reasons, the policies and procedures in this document have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and leadership of The John Carroll School to ensure the proper usage and continued good stewardship of our facilities, campus and resources.

To read our facility use policy and procedures in full, please click the link below.


What is the process for using the facilities at The John Carroll School?

Please complete the facility use request form then read and accept the Policies and Procedures document before submitting your request.

Facility Use Request Form
For what purposes are individuals or outside organizations allowed to use John Carroll facilities?

Any proposed use must be consistent with the mission of The John Carroll School and, at least, must not conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church. If you have concerns about whether the proposed activities are consistent with Church teachings, please contact the Coordinator of Campus Services.

Laura Seifert
Facility Rental Coordinator
Is a written agreement required for the use of John Carroll facilities?

Yes, a Facility Use Agreement must be completed every time an individual or outside organization uses our facilities and will be provided once a facility rental request has been approved.

Are there any insurance requirements for use by individuals or outside organizations?

Yes. In accordance with the Archdiocese’s and the Facility Use Agreement, a certificate of insurance demonstrating the individual or outside organization carries a minimum of $1,000,000 in general liability coverage must be provided. The certificate must also contain The John Carroll School and the Archbishop of Baltimore, a Corporation sole, as additional insureds under the insurance policy for purposes of use of the facilities.

Where can I get insurance for my event or activity?

Businesses or organizations should check with their existing insurance providers. If you are an individual you can check with your existing provider of home, auto or other insurance, or you can arrange for a one day special event policy that fulfills the obligation to provide $1,000,000 in general liability coverage.

Is alcohol permitted on John Carroll's campus during rental events?

Under no circumstances does The John Carroll School permit a “bring your own bottle” (BYOB) style event. It is within the of discretion The John Carroll School to allow individuals or outside organizations to serve alcohol responsibly and in a manner permitted by law, if proper insurance, supervision, permits, and security is in place. As part of allowing the consumption of alcohol, it is extremely important that the individual or outside organization know they must obtain any necessary permits from the local liquor board. Evidence of proper licensing and liquor liability coverage must be provided to The John Carroll School prior to the event.

Contact Facility Rental Coordinator Laura Seifert with further questions.

Laura Seifert
Facility Rental Coordinator

Lead water samples

We are required to share the following information with you regarding results from a December 2023 test of water samples at various locations around the School.

All Maryland public and nonpublic schools are required to sample all drinking water outlets for the presence of lead pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations. In December, lead water samples were collected from The John Carroll School. Of these lead water samples, two had levels of lead exceeding the State's revised action level of 5 parts per billion (ppb) for lead in drinking water in school buildings at  the kitchen kettle pot sink and the cooler fountain by Room 104.

Moving forward, the kitchen pot sink will display a "hand washing only" sign and the School will permanently disable the cooler fountain by Room 104.

Action level
Effective June 1, 2021, the State's AL for lead in drinking water samples collected from outlets in school buildings has been lowered from 20 ppb to 5 ppb. The AL is the concentration of lead which, if exceeded, triggers required remediation of drinking water outlets.

Health effects of lead
Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Lead is stored in the bones and it can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the fetus receives lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults.

Sources of human exposure to lead
There are many different sources of human exposure to lead. These include: lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust or soil, some plumbing materials, certain types of pottery, pewter, brass fixtures, food and cosmetics, exposure in the work place and exposure from certain hobbies, brass faucets, fittings and valves. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10 to 20 percent of a person’s potential exposure to lead may come from drinking water, while for an infant consuming formula mixed with lead-containing water this may increase to 40 to 60 percent.

To reduce exposure to lead in drinking water
Run your water to flush out lead: If water hasn’t been used for several hours, run water for 15 to 30 seconds or until it becomes cold or reaches a steady temperature before using it for drinking or cooking. Use cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula: Lead from the plumbing dissolves more easily into hot water. Please note that boiling the water will not reduce lead levels.

Additional information
For additional information, please email For additional information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit EPA’s website at If you are concerned about exposure, contact your local health department or healthcare provider to find out how you can get your child tested for lead.