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For official copies of board policies and procedures please contact the superintendent's office at (253) 583-5190 or email

Purchasing: Authorization and 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 $100,000 except that the superintendent will 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.

The superintendent will 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.

Legal References: RCW 28A.335.190 Advertising for bids — Competitive bid procedures —Purchases from inmate work programs  — Telephone or written quotation solicitation, limitations — Emergencies.


Adoption Date:  09.12.77

Former Board Policy: 7101

Clover Park School District

Revised: 11.12.85; 09.92; 11.18.02; 09.12.05; 10.08.12