3290 – Business – Income – Gifts, Grants, and Bequests

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Revised – 9/19/2002
The Governing Board 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.

Before accepting a gift, the Board shall consider whether the gift:

1. Has a purpose consistent with the District’s vision and philosophy
2. Begins a program that the Board would be unable to continue when the donated funds are exhausted
3. Entails undesirable or excessive costs
4. Implies endorsement of any business or product

The Board shall carefully evaluate any conditions or restrictions imposed by the donor in light of District philosophy and operations. If the Board feels the District will be unable to fully satisfy the donor’s conditions, the gift shall not be accepted.

Gift books and instructional materials shall be accepted only if they meet regular District criteria.

All gifts, grants and bequests shall become District property. Donors are encouraged to donate all gifts to the District rather than to a particular school. At the Superintendent or designee’s discretion, a gift may be used at a particular school.

EDUCATION CODE
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
41032 Authority of school board to accept gift or bequest; investments; gift of land requirements
41035 Advisory committee
41036 Function of advisory committee
41037 Rules and regulations
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