School District 25 Policy
Public Gifts To The Schools
Adopted: October 10, 2000
The Board may accept on behalf of and for the School District any bequest or gift of money, property, or equipment for a purpose deemed by the Board to be suitable, and to utilize the bequest or gift so designated.
Gifts which may serve to enhance and extend the work of the schools may be received by the Board. It shall be the general policy of the Board to direct those who desire to make contribution to consider equipment or services that are not likely to be acquired from public fund expenditures.
Any gifts, valued at $50 or more, presented to the School District should be accompanied by a letter for official action and recognition by the Board. School affiliated groups, such as parent/teacher organizations and student activity groups, shall be exempt from the procedure. Acceptance of gifts will not imply endorsement of any product or business.
Those wishing to make a gift to the School District should before requesting that the gift be accepted by the School District consider the following:
- Equipment 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 school-owned property.
- Contributions of equipment or services that may involve major costs for installation or maintenance, or initial or continuing financial commitments from school funds shall be presented by the Superintendent's Office for Board consideration and approval.
- Individuals or organizations desiring to contribute supplies or equipment will counsel with school officials regarding the acceptability of such contributions in advance of
the solicitation of funds or the making of budgetary appropriations.
- A list of supplies and equipment contributed primarily for school use shall be reported to the Board by the Superintendent's Office.
- Employees shall not solicit nor accept personal gifts from vendors.
- The gift have a purpose consistent with the policies of the Board of Trustees.
- The gift will not begin a program which the board would be unwilling or unable to fund when the original value of the gift is exhausted.