File DN: School Properties Disposal Procedure

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The Superintendent is authorized to determine, through procedures he/she develops, when personal property (supplies, materials, equipment) as distinguished from real property, is obsolete or no longer of use to the school unit, and to declare it surplus.

The Board is to be informed of any property declared surplus by the Superintendent prior to its disposal. Procedures for disposal of all surplus personal property shall be in accordance with the following:

A. Town Managers and Clerks of member municipalities are to be informed in writing of property declared surplus and are to have first option to purchase. The charges for municipal purchases shall be determined by the Superintendent.
B. Surplus property, including books, to be offered for sale shall be disposed of by sealed bid, public auction or public sale. Public notice of any sale of surplus property shall be given at least one week in advance of an auction, sale or opening of sealed bids.
C. Any surplus property which is offered for public sale and is not sold may be disposed of in a manner deemed advisable by the Superintendent.
D. Any property determined to be worthless, or which for any reason is considered to be inappropriate for sale, shall be disposed of in a manner the Superintendent deems appropriate.
E. Any school unit identification shall be removed before the property is delivered to a new owner.
All revenues which result from the sale of surplus property shall be credited as miscellaneous income except in any instance where Law requires that it be credited to a specific account.

LEGAL REFERENCE: TITLE 20A MRSA SECTION 7

FIRST READING: January 23, 1992
SECOND READING: February 13, 1992
ADOPTION: February 13, 1992
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