Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies



When District-owned books, equipment and supplies become unusable, obsolete or no longer needed, the Superintendent or designee shall identify these items to the Governing Board, together with their estimated value and a recommendation that they be sold or disposed of by one of the methods prescribed in law. With Board approval, the Superintendent or designee shall arrange for the sale or disposal of these items.

Instructional materials may be considered obsolete or unusable when they:

  1. contain information rendered inaccurate or incomplete by new discoveries or technologies;
  2. have been replaced by more recent versions or editions of the same material and are of no foreseeable value in other instructional areas;
  3. contain demeaning, stereotyping or patronizing references to either sex, members of racial, ethnic, religious, vocational or cultural groups, or persons with physical or mental disabilities;
  4. have been inspected and discovered to be damaged beyond use or repair.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to be used when selling equipment for which the federal government has a right to receive all or part of the proceeds. These procedures shall ensure a reasonable amount of competition so as to result in the highest possible revenue.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
17540-17542 Sale or lease of personal property by one district to another
17545-17555 Sale of personal property
42291.5 Temporary school bus designation
42303 School bus sale to another district
60500 Determination of obsolescence
60510-60511 Donation or sale
60520-60521 Disposition of sale proceeds
60530 Methods of destruction
62000.4 Instructional materials program, sunset date

Government Code
25505 District property; disposition; proceeds

United States Code, Title 40
484 Surplus property

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34
80.32 Equipment acquired under a grant or subgrant

First Reading: 11/8/00

Governing Board Adoption: 1/17/01

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