The governing board of any school district may purchase supplementary textbooks, library books, educational films, audiovisual materials, test materials, workbooks, instructional computer software packages, or periodicals in any amount needed for the operation of the schools of the district without taking estimates or advertising for bids.
This section shall become operative January 1, 1989, and is declaratory of existing law and practice.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 439, Sec. 1.)