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Policy 6210

Purchasing Authorization & Control

The superintendent is authorized to direct expenditures and purchases within the limits of the detailed annual budget for the school year. Board approval for purchase of capital outlay items is required when the aggregate total of a requisition exceeds $10,000 except that the superintendent shall have the authority to make capital outlay purchases without advance approval when it is necessary to protect the interests of the district or the health and safety of the staff or students.

In the event that the superintendent exercises his/her authority to make a capital outlay purchase in excess of $10,000 without advance approval from the board, the superintendent shall notify the board of such purchase as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.

The superintendent shall establish requisition and purchase order procedures as a means of monitoring the expenditure of funds. Staff who obligate the district without proper prior authorization may be held personally responsible for payment of such obligations.



La Center School District Adopted: February 27th, 2007