6000 - Support Services

6510 Organization of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Services


The superintendent shall provide centralized services for purchasing, receiving, storing and maintaining equipment, materials and supplies. Such services will be provided in a manner consistent with board goals.

The superintendent or designee shall make reasonable efforts to be informed of and to implement progressive practices in managing equipment, materials and supplies services. Conscientious efforts will be made in the management of these resources to achieve efficiency and economy through centralized and bulk purchasing when consistent with available storage and distribution facilities. Good management also requires that needed supplies, materials, equipment and spare parts be readily available when and where they are needed and that space not be used for housing unnecessary inventory. The superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for providing and using centralized services and monitor compliance with these procedures.


The superintendent or designee shall maintain proper records in accordance with accepted business standards and any legal requirements. These records include inventory records, receiving and distribution records, and equipment maintenance records at the system and school levels.


All individuals, including principals, teachers, other personnel and students, are responsible for any board-owned equipment, materials or supplies they have been issued. Responsibilities include accounting for items, maintaining and using items in a prudent manner, and storing items in a reasonably safe and secure place.

Legal References:
G.S. 115C-36
Cross References:
Goals of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Services (policy 6500), Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies (policy 6520)
Monday, 09 January 2012
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