Elk Grove USD | BP 3290 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Gifts, Grants And Bequests
The Board of Education may accept any bequest or gift of money or property on behalf of the district. While greatly appreciating suitable donations, the Board discourages any gifts that may directly or indirectly impair its commitment to providing equal educational opportunities for all district students.
To be acceptable, a gift must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Not add to staff load.
2. Not begin a program which the Board would be unwilling to continue when the donated funds are exhausted.
3. Not entail undesirable or hidden costs.
4. Place no restrictions on the school program.
5. Not be inappropriate or harmful to the best education of students.
6. Not imply endorsement of any business or product.
7. Not conflict with any provision of the school code or public law.
8. Have a purpose consistent with those of the district.
Gifts shall be accepted only if they meet regular district criteria for purchase or acquisition. All gifts, grants and bequests shall become school district property. All gifts shall be given to the school district, and not to a particular school. At the Superintendent's discretion, a gift may be used at a particular school.
The Board will try to follow the donor's wishes insofar as they do not conflict with district philosophy or operations.
(cf. 3430 -Investing)
1834 Acquisition of materials and apparatus
35162 Power to sue, be sued, hold and convey property
41030 School district may invest surplus monies from bequest or gifts
41031 Special fund or account in county treasury
Authority of school board to accept gift or bequest; investments; gift of land requirements
Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 15, 1984 Elk Grove, California
revised: June 19, 1995