Revenues of the school district are received by the board treasurer [or designee]. Other persons receiving revenues on behalf of the school district will promptly receipt the money and deposit the money in a timely manner.
Revenue, from whatever source, is accounted for and classified under the official accounting system of the school district. It is the responsibility of the board treasurer to deposit the revenues received by the school district in a timely manner. To aid the process of collecting revenues, ACH payments, credit card payments, and other electronic payment systems may be allowed on certain payments due to the district. School district funds from all sources will not be used for private gain or political purposes.
Tuition fees received by the school district are deposited in the general fund. The tuition fees for preschool through 12th grade during the regular academic school year are set by the board based upon the recommendation of the superintendent [or designee] in compliance with current law. Tuition fees for summer school are set by the board prior to offering the program.
The board may charge materials fees for the use or purchase of educational materials in accordance with state code. Materials fees received by the school district are deposited in the general fund. It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to recommend to the board when materials fees will be charged and the amount of the materials fees.
Rental fees received by the school district for the rental of school district equipment or facilities are deposited in the general fund. It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to recommend to the board a fee schedule for renting school district property.
The board grants the superintendent [or designee] the authority to contract with a collection agency to collect non-sufficient funds (NSF) checks and unpaid student fees. The use of a collection agency must be communicated to all Linn-Mar patrons in accordance with all state and federal Laws.
Proceeds from the sale of real property are placed in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) fund. However, following a properly noticed public hearing, the board of directors may elect to deposit proceeds from the sale of real property or buildings into any fund under the control of the school corporation. Notice for the public hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the district not less than 10 and no more than 20 days prior to the proposed public hearing. Notice of the public hearing must include the date, time, and location of the public hearing and a description of the proposed action. The proceeds from the sale of other school district property are placed in the general fund.
The board may claim exemption from the law prohibiting competition with private enterprise for the following activities:
- Goods and services directly and reasonably related to the educational mission;
- Goods and services offered only to students, employees, or guests which cannot be provided by private enterprise as the same or lower cost;
- Use of vehicles for charter trips offered to the public, full- or part-time, or temporary students;
- Goods and services which are not otherwise available in the quantity or quality required by the school district;
- Telecommunications other than radio or television stations;
- Sponsoring or providing facilities for fitness and recreation;
- Food service and sales; and
- Sale of books, records, tapes, software, educational equipment, and supplies.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to bring to the board’s attention additional sources of revenue for the school district.
Reviewed: 12/13; 5/15; 12/18
Revised: 7/10; 10/12; 1/22
Related Policy (Code #): 801.1; 802.8
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 12C; 23A; 24.9; 257.2; 279.8; 41; 282.2, .6, .24; 291.12; 297.9-12, .22; 301.1
IASB Reference: 704.1