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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-60.2

INSTRUCTION

Disposal of Used Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials

When it is determined that a school has no further use for certain textbooks or other instructional materials, the following procedure should be followed:

1.  The school should notify the appropriate person in the central office of the surplus items.

2.  Central office personnel will survey the needs of other schools in the division to determine if they have need for any of the surplus items. If needs are indicated, appropriate steps will be taken to move the surplus items to the schools which need them.

3.  The remaining surplus textbooks will be offered to publishing companies. All money derived from such sales will revert to the division's textbook fund.

4.  All remaining items will be stamped "Discard" and made available to students within the school in which the items are located for a nominal price. Parent-teacher associations may wish to sponsor a surplus book sale. Regardless of the manner in which the books are sold, within the school, all funds derived from this step will remain in the school to be used for the purchase of additional instructional resources.

5.  All items remaining to be discarded after step 5 will be offered to any group or organization which normally receives a substantial part of its support from the United States or any state or political subdivision thereof, or from direct or indirect contributions from the general public, and which is organized and operates to serve the public interest. In order to be eligible, such groups shall file an application with the superintendent of schools or a designee.

6.  Items remaining after step 6 will be offered for public sale along with other school property which is periodically sold. Public notice will be made of the sale.

7.  Items remaining after the public sale will be declared scrap. Public notice will be made of the intent to discard and of the date on which interested residents may take the items free of charge.

8.  If items remain after all of the above steps, they will be disposed of in the most cost effective manner, e.g., sell to paper recycling plant, etc.

 

Approved by Superintendent:  October 19, 1993
Revised by Superintendent:  January 18, 1994