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DN Disposal of School Properties


The Superintendent is authorized to determine when personal property (supplies, materials or equipment) is obsolete or no longer of use to the school department, and to declare such property as surplus.

The School Committee shall be informed of any property declared surplus by the Superintendent prior to disposal. Procedures for disposal shall be in accordance with the following:

  1. The Town Manager shall be informed in writing of property declared surplus, and shall have first option to use or purchase. The charges for municipal purchases shall be determined by the School Committee.
  2. Surplus property shall be offered for sale by sealed bids, public auction, or public sale. Public notice of sale shall be given at least one week prior to the opening of sealed bids, auction or sale.
  3. Library books, textbooks and instructional materials are to be disposed of by a means most likely to offer promise of continuing educational benefit.
  4. Surplus property which is not sold may be disposed of in a matter deemed advisable by the Superintendent, including donation to non-profit agencies.
  5. Property deemed worthless shall be disposed of in a manner the Superintendent deems appropriate after informing the School Committee. Recycling shall be a priority whenever feasible.
  6. Any school department identification shall be voided from surplus property.
  7. All revenues which result from the sale of surplus property shall be credited as income.

Ref: Title 20-A, section 7

Revised: 1/5/99