Instructional materials, including textbooks, declared obsolete that are still usable, may be sold or donated if they continue to serve educational purposes that would benefit others outside the district.

Surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials that are usable for educational purposes may be sold by the district. Alternatively, such materials may be donated to:

1. Another district, county free library, or other state institution

2. A United States public agency or institution

3. A nonprofit charitable organization

4. Children or adults in California or foreign countries for the purpose of increasing the general literacy of the people

Surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials which are unusable or which cannot be distributed as specified above may be disposed of by either of the following:

1. Mutilated as not to be salable as instructional materials and sold for scrap or for use in the manufacture of paper pulp or other substances at the highest obtainable price

2. Destroyed by any economical means, provided that the materials are not destroyed until at least 30 days after the district has given notice to all persons who have filed a request for such notice

Legal Reference:


Education Code 60530

Policy Adopted: May 2, 1984
Policy Revised: August 28 2016
Policy Revised: February 7, 2017