710 Payment for Goods and Services

The board authorizes the issuance of warrants for payment of claims against the school district for goods and services. The board will allow the warrants after the goods and services have been received and accepted in compliance with board policy and the claims audited by the board.

Claims for items pursuant to the terms of a written contract approved by the board, such as payment of freight, athletic officials, express, postage, printing, water, lights, telephone, rents, and payment of salaries may be paid by the board secretary prior to formal audit and approval by the board. In addition, the secretary, upon approval of the board president, may issue warrants for approved registrations, claims offering a discount for early payment, approved travel expenses, approved goods and services delivered C.O.D., and other verified bills filed with the secretary when the board is not in session prior to payment of these claims and prior to audit and approval by the board. The board secretary shall examine the claims and verify bills.

The secretary shall determine to the secretary’s satisfaction that the claims presented to the board are in order and are legitimate expenses of the school district. It shall be the responsibility of the secretary to bring claims to the board for approval. Thereafter, paid claims shall be entered on record in the regular minutes of the secretary.

The board president and board secretary may each sign warrants by use of a signature plate or rubber stamp corresponding to their own signature, but the board secretary shall neither sign nor stamp on behalf of the board president. If the board president is unavailable to personally sign warrants, the vice president may sign warrants on behalf of the president. If the board secretary is unavailable to personally sign warrants, the central office assistant may sign on behalf of the board secretary.