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Atascadero USD |  BP  3430  Business and Noninstructional Operations

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The Superintendent or designee may invest as permitted by law all or part of the special reserve fund of the District or any surplus monies not required for immediate District operations. Such investments shall be limited to securities specified in Government Code 16430, 53601 and 53635.

The Board of Trustees recognizes that the Superintendent or designee has fiduciary responsibility and is subject to prudent investor standards for all investment decisions. As such, District investments must be made with skill, prudence and diligence, with the primary objective of safeguarding the principal of the funds and with the secondary objective of meeting the District's liquidity needs. In order to enhance investment return, the District's third investment objective shall be to generate an investment yield that attains or exceeds a market-average rate of return through economic cycles.

The Board recognizes the importance of overseeing investments made with District funds, including investments by the county treasurer. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain ongoing communication with any county committees established for the purpose of overseeing county investments. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall keep the Board informed about policies that guide the investment of these funds.

The Superintendent or designee shall annually provide to the Board and any District investment oversight committee a statement of the District's investment policy or, if all District surplus funds are invested with the county treasurer, the county's investment policy. At a public meeting, the Board shall review this policy and discuss any changes to be made. If the Board decides not to invest surplus funds in the county treasury, the Superintendent or designee also shall provide the Board quarterly reports with specified components, including a statement of how the District portfolio compares with the District's investment policy. (Government Code 53646)

(cf. 3020 - Fiscal Policy Team)

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

12033 Powers of State Treasurer

12400 Authority to receive and Expend Funds

12401 No Prior Approval Needed from State Board of Equalization

17406 Right of District to Lease Property under Lease

17453 Lease of Surplus District Property

17455 et seq Sale or Lease of Real Property

17540-17542 Sale or Lease of Personal Property by One District to Another (or certain agencies)

17545-17554 Sale of Personal Property

33332 Gifts and Bequests

35162 Power to Sue, be Sued, Hold and Convey Property

35272 Educational and Athletic Materials

41001 Deposit of money in county treasury

41002 General fund deposits and exceptions

41002.5 Deposit of certain funds in insured institutions

41003 Funds received from rental of real property

41015 Authorization of and limitation investment of District funds

41017 Deposit of miscellaneous receipts

41018 Disposition of money received

42840-42843 Special reserve fund

GOVERNMENT CODE

16430 Eligible securities for investment of surplus moneys

16481.2 Treasury pooled money investments; investment policy and reports investment of Surplus

27130-27137 County treasury oversight committees

53600-53609 Investment of surplus

53630-53686 Deposit of funds, especially:

53635 Local agency funds; deposit or investment

53646 Treasurer reports and statements of investment policy

53821.5 Funds set aside for note repayments, limit of borrowing

53841.5 Funds set aside for note repayments, limit of borrowing

53852.5 Investment term for funds designated for repayment of notes

53859.02 Borrowing by local agency

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 4, 2000 Atascadero, California