ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the acceptance of gifts by the school board.
II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
It is the policy of the Richfield Public Schools to accept gifts only in compliance with state law.
III. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS GENERALLY
The school board may receive, for the benefit of the school district, bequests, donations or gifts for any proper purpose. The school board shall have the sole authority to determine whether any gift or any precondition, condition, or limitation on use included in a proposed gift furthers the interests of or benefits the school district and whether it should be accepted or rejected. This may be done with a routine vote at the Board’s discretion.
IV. GIFTS OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY
The school board may vote to accept a gift, grant or devise or personal property by the adoption of a resolution approved by two-thirds of its members at the Board’s discretion. The real or personal property so accepted may not be used for religious or sectarian purposes.
V. FINANCIAL GIFTS TO SUPPORT HIRING OF PERSONNEL
If a financial gift is offered to support the hiring of personnel, the school board must authorize the addition or retention of positions prior to the commencement of recruitment. Recruitment, selection, assignment and supervision of personnel shall be in accordance with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, and district personnel procedures and practices. Financial support for the position will be paid to the district, not directly to the person occupying the position.
VI. ADMINISTRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH TERMS
If the school board agrees to accept a bequest, donation, gift, grant or devise which contains preconditions, conditions or limitations on use, the school board shall administer it in accordance with those terms. Once accepted, a gift shall be the property of the school district unless otherwise provided in the agreed upon terms.
Legal References: Minn. Stat. §123B.02, Subd. 6 (Bequests, Donations, Gifts)
Minn. Stat. §465.03 (Gifts)
ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: November 1, 1999
REVISED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: September 17, 2007, October 21, 2013
REAFFIRMED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: February 19, 2002