KH - Public Gifts to the District

Code: KH
Adopted: Unknown
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 10/8/03
Original Code: 8600
 
The Board may accept money or property donated for the use or benefit of the district and use such money or property for the purpose for which it was donated.  All gifts of money, property or equipment shall be reported to the Board and the Board shall accept the gifts on behalf of the district.  Said gifts shall be expended or used for the purpose for which they were intended.  Donated property and equipment shall be entered into the district records for the purpose of insurance and inventory.
 
Gifts which serve to enhance and extend the work of the schools may be received by the district with the superintendent’s authorization. It is the district’s policy to direct those who desire to make contributions to consider equipment or services that are not likely to be acquired from public fund expenditures. It is the intent of the district to establish equal educational opportunities for every student and gifts should not upset the balance of opportunities significantly.
 
  1. Tangible property contributed to the schools becomes the property of the district and is subject to the same controls and regulations that govern the use of other district-owned property.
  2. Gifts of property or services will be accepted by the District only after taking into consideration possible installation maintenance and upkeep expenses.
  3. The District encourages any groups, businesses or individuals planning to raise money for a gift to the school or the educational system to first consult with the principal and superintendent regarding what kind of gift should be made. The superintendent will develop guidelines for accepting gifts.
  4. Priority lists of needed and desirable equipment, supplies or services will be kept in each school and be compatible with the District and School Improvement Plans.
  5. A resolution accepting gifts and making budget appropriations as required by law shall be forwarded to the Board on a quarterly basis in each calendar quarter in which a gift is received.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 294.326
ORS 332.075
ORS 332.107

ORS 332.385

Cross Reference(s):

II/IIA - Instructional Resources/Instructional Materials