File: DJ



The School Committee declares its intention to purchase competitively without prejudice and to seek maximum educational value for every dollar expended.

The acquisition of materials, equipment and services will be centralized in the Superintendent's office of the school district.

The Superintendent or their designee will serve as purchasing agent.  They will develop and administer the purchasing program for the schools in keeping with legal requirements and with the adopted school budget.

School purchases will be made only on official purchase orders approved for issuance by the appropriate unit head and signed by the Superintendent or their designee, with such exceptions as may be made by the latter for emergency purchases.


LEGAL REF.:  M.G.L. 7:22A; 7:22B; 30B; 71:49A

NOTE:  This category is useful for a general, overall policy on purchasing, which includes content that might otherwise be filed in a number of subcategories of this main topic.  Specific regulations pertaining to purchasing are better filed under DJF, Purchasing Procedures.

Edited by Shutesbury Policy Committee:  1-21-21
First Reading by Shutesbury School Committee:  02-25-21
Second Reading, First Vote by Shutesbury School Committee:  03-18-21
Final Vote by Shutesbury School Committee:  04-15-21