3260 - Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials

Policy 3260

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials

Obsolete or surplus equipment/materials shall be removed from the school district’s inventory and disposed of only with the approval of the Board of Education for items or a group of items having a current value of $1,000 or more; items with values less than $1,000 may be disposed of upon the authority of the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Items with no useful life or monetary value may be disposed of, upon approval of the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee, without further reference to this policy.

Procedures for disposal of obsolete or surplus equipment/materials shall be as follows:

1.    Prior to public sale, the Director of Business shall notify the First Selectman’s Office of the equipment or materials approved for disposal and shall request a written response within ten (10) days indicating the town’s interest in such equipment or materials. The Superintendent of Schools may waive this procedure for material clearly not useful to other town agencies.

2.    All transfers to town agencies shall be at no cost to the Board of Education.

    Obsolete or surplus equipment/materials not transferred to town agencies may be sold in public sale. Community service organizations (which are not town agencies) shall receive preference over individuals. Equipment/materials shall not be sold to an employee of the school district unless the equipment is offered for sale to the general public. Under those circumstances, the employee shall receive an equal, but not preferential, opportunity to purchase the equipment/materials.

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
            10 220 Duties of boards of education.

            10 240 Control of schools.

            10 241 Powers of school districts.

Policy adopted:    April 4, 2017    
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut
Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: 203-426-7600