The Superintendent may be authorized to purchase products or services or to enter into temporary employment contracts where the total amount does not exceed an amount prescribed by the Board and does not exceed the applicable appropriation in the District budget. The Superintendent may also be authorized to purchase instructional materials under State contract.
Assistants functioning under the Superintendent's direction may be authorized to perform these purchasing tasks. No person, unless authorized to do so under rules of the Board, may make any purchase or enter into any contract involving the use of school funds, and no expenditures for any such unauthorized purchase or contract shall be approved by the Board.
Before making any purchase or contracting for services which the Superintendent is authorized by the Board to make or before recommending any purchase to the Board, the Superintendent shall, insofar as possible, propose standards and specifications. The Superintendent shall see that the purchase or contract conforms to those standards and specifications and shall take other necessary steps to see that the maximum value is being received for any money expended.