DISPOSAL OF DISTRICT PROPERTY
Building administrators and support staff supervisors are responsible for identifying obsolete or surplus equipment and supplies within their area(s) of responsibility. Each year, a determination shall be made of which equipment, supplies and/or materials are obsolete and cannot be salvaged or utilized effectively or economically by the school district. Such equipment, supplies, or materials shall be sold through bid procedures, if possible, for the highest possible price.
The Superintendent's Designee for Business shall be authorized to dispose of obsolete or surplus equipment and supplies in the following manner:
1. reassign the items, as needed, to other locations within the school district;
2. centralize the storage of items of potential usefulness; and/or
3. discard or sell as surplus those items determined to be of no further use or worthless.
Following approval by the Board of Education, items may be sold in the following manner:
1. offer to sell the items to local municipalities or local non-profit organizations;
2. sell items at a public sale. In the event of a public sale, notice of availability of such equipment, supplies and materials and requests for bids shall be disseminated through announcements in local newspapers and such other appropriate means. The general public, as well as staff members who are not Board members, officers, or involved in the purchasing function, shall be eligible to bid on the equipment, supplies and/or materials; and
3. sell remaining items as scrap for the best obtainable amount or discard in the safest, least expensive manner.
Ref: General Municipal Law §§51; 800 et seq.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: November 25, 2003