Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

7240 - SITE ACQUISITION

It is the policy of the School Board that real property acquisition price be based on a true value with regard for fair remuneration to the seller but not on enhancement of the value of the site to the seller. The presence of a school to service a potential development in itself enhances the profit potential to a developer. It is the Board's sole purpose to provide a service to the residents in a development at the least possible cost to the taxpayers.

Discussion of possible school sites may be carried on in a closed session of the Board, but all official actions must be taken in an open, public meeting. Official Board action is required to execute a valid contract, and a record of that action must be a part of the minutes of the Board. The process used in acquiring real property must be in accordance with law. Any deviation from the strict requirements of the law may render the transaction void.

I.C. 36-1-10.5-5