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Sale and Disposal of Books

CWCS Board Approved July 16, 2018


Board Policy

When school-owned books, equipment and supplies become unusable, obsolete, or no longer needed, the Executive Director or designee shall identify these items to the Board of Directors, together with their estimated value and a recommendation that they be sold or disposed of by one of the methods prescribed in law and administrative regulations. With Board of Directors approval, the Executive Director or designee shall arrange for the sale or disposal of these items.


Instructional materials may be considered obsolete or unusable when they:

  1. Contain information rendered inaccurate or incomplete by new discoveries or technologies
  2. Have been replaced by more recent versions or editions of the same material and are of no foreseeable value in other instructional areas
  3. Contain demeaning, stereotyping or patronizing references to either sex, members of racial, ethnic, religious, vocational or cultural groups, or persons with physical or mental disabilities
  4. Have been inspected and discovered to be damaged beyond use or repair


The Executive Director or designee shall establish procedures to be used when selling equipment for which the federal government has a right to receive all or part of the proceeds. These procedures shall ensure a reasonable amount of competition so as to result in the highest possible revenue.


(cf. 3440 - Inventories)


Legal Reference: Education Code

17540-17542 Sale or lease of personal property by one school to another 17545-17555 Sale of personal property

42291.5 Temporary school bus designation 42303 School bus sale to another school 60500 Determination