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Burbank USD |  BP  3000  Business and Noninstructional Operations

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The Board of Education recognizes that prudent financial decisions are crucial to the district's ability to provide a high-quality education for students. It is therefore essential that the Board establish reliable budget development processes and adopt a responsible budget with spending priorities which reflect the district's vision and goals. When needed, the Board shall advocate and seek community, state or federal support for additional financing. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's business and noninstructional operations are efficient and responsive to the needs of students, parents/guardians, staff, and the community.

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

The Board expects sound fiscal management from the administration. The Superintendent or designee shall prepare the detailed annual budget and present it to the Board for review and adoption. He/she shall administer the adopted budget in accordance with Board policies and accepted business practices.

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3400 - Management of District Assets/Accounts)

The Board shall monitor financial operations so as to ensure the district's fiscal integrity. The Superintendent or designee shall make all required financial reports, recommend auditor(s) to the Board, recommend financial plans for meeting program needs, and keep the Board fully informed about the district's fiscal and noninstructional operations.

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

In the development of a district budget, the Board and the Superintendent or designee shall establish a calendar that reflects the full budget cycle and a process that satisfies the requirements of law, including opportunities for public input. The Superintendent or designee shall provide fiscal data and prepare a proposed budget document within the budget priorities and parameters set by the Board. The Board shall adopt a budget that is aligned with the district's vision and goals and enables the district to meet its fiscal obligations.

(cf. 000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

The Board shall make every effort to ensure that the district provides healthy school environments and maintains high standards of safety in the operation of facilities, equipment and services. The Superintendent or designee shall establish a risk management program that promotes safety and protects district resources.

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

No district employee or Board member shall accept personal gifts, commissions or expense-paid trips from individuals or companies selling equipment, materials or services required in the operation of district programs. Gifts include any gift purchased specifically for an employee which is not generally offered to other buyers.

This policy does not prohibit employees from accepting promotional or advertising items such as calendars, desk pads, notebooks and other office gadgets which are offered by business concerns free to all as part of their public relations programs.

District employees who work for or serve as consultants for potential vendors shall not participate in evaluating any equipment, materials or services of that vendor or its competitors.

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

This policy does not prohibit the acceptance of materials and/or services which are of use and benefit to the district.

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35035 Powers and duties of superintendent

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school district

35161 Powers and duties of governing boards

Policy BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 18, 2007 Burbank, California