The district purchases property with public funds to further the educational mission of the district,
and the Board expects district employees to care for and use district property efficiently. When the
district no longer needs property or the property is not suitable to the district's needs, the Board, by
an affirmative vote of a majority of the whole Board, may authorize and direct the sale or lease of
the property in accordance with law.
Real property may be sold or leased by listing the property with one or more real estate brokers and
paying a commission upon such sale or lease. Real property not disposed of in this way may be sold
or leased to the highest bidder. Personal property may be sold or leased to the highest bidder or
otherwise disposed of as allowed by law. The Board reserves the right to reject all bids. Property
may also be sold or leased for public uses and purposes to a city, state agency, municipal corporation
or other governmental subdivision of the state located within the boundaries of the district.
The superintendent or designee shall create administrative procedures to implement this policy in
accordance with state law on the sale of surplus property.
If the highest bid for such property is one submitted by an employee of the district, that fact will be
brought to the attention of the Board by the superintendent. Before confirming such sale, or any sale,
the Board may obtain a second appraisal of the market value of the property, and on the basis of this
second appraisal make its determination. The Board may, at its discretion, refuse the offer and repeat
the bidding process or retain the property. Minimum bid amounts acceptable may also be
If reasonable attempts to dispose of surplus properties fail to produce a monetary return to the
district, the superintendent may dispose of them in some other way authorized by law.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 03/09/1995; 10/14/2004; 05/10/2012
Cross Refs: FC, School Closings, Consolidations and Reorganizations
GBCA, Staff Conflict of Interest
IIA, Instructional Materials
Legal Refs: §§ 177.091, 260.269, RSMo.
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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