DN - School Property Disposition
(Property Other Than Real Estate)
The Board recognizes the value of property to the District. The Superintendent or their designee is authorized to determine, through procedures they develop, whether personal property such as equipment, supplies, books, and materials, is obsolete or no longer of use to the school district and to declare it surplus personal property.
Procedures for disposal of surplus property shall be in accordance with the following:
The Board is to be informed of any property valued in excess of $5,000 declared surplus by the Superintendent or their designee prior to its disposal. Procedures for disposal of all surplus personal property valued in excess of $5,000 shall be in accordance with the following:
Member municipalities should be informed in writing of property declared surplus and planned for disposal. Member municipalities may be given first option to purchase. The charges for municipal purchases shall be determined by the Superintendent or their designee.
Surplus property which is offered for sale shall be disposed of by sealed bids or proposals, public auction, public sale, or by other such means as the Superintendent may direct. Notice of any sale of surplus property shall be given in a manner reasonably calculated to notify potentially interested parties of such sale.
Any surplus property which is offered for sale and is not sold, or not deemed appropriate for sale, may be disposed of in a manner deemed advisable by the Superintendent, including but not limited to donation to nonprofit agencies.
The Board may direct the Superintendent to sell or donate surplus property to a specific community service organization if, in the Board’s judgment, the sale or donation will best serve the interests of the school district and the community, and when such sale or donation is not contrary to law.
All revenues which result from the sale of surplus property shall be credited in one of the following ways: 1) as miscellaneous school income; or 2) when applicable, towards the cost of goods or services to be provided to the Board; or 3) when required by law, to a specific account.
Legal Reference: 20-A M.R.S.A. § 7
Adopted: May 18, 2009
Revised: June 15, 2020