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HSD Approves New Process for Purchasing Items Less Than $15,000

At Tuesday's meeting, the board approved the measure as part of its consent agenda items.

The Board of Education gave a final nod to a new purchasing process for smaller monetary denominations deemed more efficient for district business at .

The policy, which was first heard at the , would allow for contract amounts up to $15,000 to be approved by Dwight Lindhorst, the assistant superintendent of finance and facilities without initial board of education approval.

"It's just for practical things, so we don't have to wait around until the next board meeting before we can start some work," Lindhorst said at that meeting. "It's really just a temporary authorization until the board gives final approval."

Should Lindhorst approve a contract the board does not agree with and give final approval, a clause in the the new purchasing policy would allow the district to end the contract and pay for supplies and services rendered.

Lindhorst said the two-to-four week span in between meetings slows down everyday work.

"It not very efficient for getting HSD business done," he said. "We just find it very cumbersome to not be able to sign a contract in between board meetings."

The measure passed without any questions from the board during Tuesday's meeting along with other items under the consent agenda, which included bid awards for elevator additions at , , , , , and elementary schools.

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