School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board recognizes the convenience afforded the day-by-day operation of the schools by the establishment of a Petty Cash Fund not to exceed $500.

The Board shall allow small petty cash funds to be established provided controls are imposed by the Superintendent to prevent abuse of such funds or total spending to exceed the fund appropriation.

The custodian of the petty cash fund shall ensure that the funds in his/her care shall be disbursed only for minor expenditures not readily deferred. No petty cash fund may be used to circumvent the purchasing procedures required by law and the policies of the Board. A receipt for petty cash must be signed by the person making the request and include such supporting documentation as may be appropriate. The petty cash box must be secured daily.

The custodian of the petty cash fund shall prepare a schedule of disbursements when the funds available have declined to less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the full amount authorized and shall show the disbursements by line account numbers. The custodian shall submit the schedule to the principal with a voucher requesting replenishment in like amount.

All petty cash funds will be closed out for audit at the end of the school year and unused funds will be returned to the depository.

I.C. 36-1-8
I.C. 21-2-5