AUTHORIZED USE OF EQUIPMENT
SHARING OF EQUIPMENT BETWEEN PUBLIC ENTITIES
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the School Board may share equipment with another public entity without having to expend funds for such use, provided that both entities have executed a cooperative endeavor agreement for the use of the equipment.
The cooperative endeavor agreement shall set forth in reasonable detail the obligations of the parties and shall:
Identify the equipment that will be shared.
Explain the use of the equipment and the approximate length
of time for use of the equipment by the requesting public entity.
Address the responsibility for repairing or replacing the equipment
when the equipment becomes inoperable for its intended use due to
a mechanical or other breakdown while in the possession of the requesting
Include a hold harmless provision releasing the lending public entity from expenses, damages, or losses arising from the use of the equipment.
When an emergency situation is declared and public entities need to share equipment, the provisions above requiring a cooperative agreement shall not be required, provided the public entities share the equipment in good faith relative to the emergency situation.
PERSONAL USE OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
It is the policy of the Bossier Parish School Board that no School Board equipment shall be removed or taken home for personal use. Any employee who has a need to take equipment home or to another site for school-related purposes shall obtain written permission from his/her principal, supervisor or Superintendent. A copy of the approval shall be maintained on file in the appropriate office for three (3) years. Equipment used in this manner shall be returned to its assigned work location and the date of return shall be noted on the approval form.
LOANING OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
Principals may approve the loaning of items such as tables, chairs, and non-depreciating items to outside school organizations or groups that may be sponsoring a school-related activity on or away from the school campus.
The proper form shall be completed and kept at the school site specifying: item(s) borrowed, date item(s) borrowed, number of each item borrowed, signature of person receiving item(s), date item(s) returned, and signature of person verifying item(s) returned.
Revised: February 15, 2018
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 33:4712.18
Board minutes, 2-15-18
Bossier Parish School Board