The Board will make decisions regarding the lease, sale or disposal of District real property. In making its decision the Board will consider the needs of the education program and the efficient use of public funds.
Prior to the Board’s final decision regarding real property, a public hearing will be held. The Board will adopt a resolution announcing the proposed sale which will contain notice of the time and place of the public hearing and the description of the property or locally known address. Notice of the time and place of the public hearing will be published at least once, but not less than ten (10) days and not more than twenty (20) days, prior to the hearing date. Upon completion of the public hearing, the Board may dispose of the property.
If the real property contains less than two acres, is located outside of a city, is not adjacent to a city, and was previously used as a schoolhouse site, the property may revert to the owner of the tract from whom the property was taken following the procedures set forth in Iowa law.
In the case of the demolition of a District facility or structure, the Board will follow all applicable laws regarding competitive bidding for the demolition project.
The Superintendent is responsible for coordinating the action necessary for the Board to accomplish the lease, sale or disposal of District real property, including student-constructed buildings. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to make a recommendation to the Board regarding the use of District real property not being utilized for the education program.
Proceeds from the disposition of real property will be deposited into the fund which was used to account for the acquisition of the property. If the District is unable to determine which fund was used to account for the acquisition of the property or if the fund no longer exists in the District, the proceeds from the sale or disposal of real property will be placed in the physical plant and equipment levy fund. Proceeds from the lease of real property will be placed in the general fund.
REVIEWED: 11/18/2019 - APPROVED 12/03/2019