The equipment of the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District exists for the benefit of student instruction. Employees may use equipment for non-instructional but not-for-profit purposes, subject to the following conditions:

1. Permission must be obtained by the employee from the building principal or the head custodian responsible for maintaining the equipment to be used. In all cases, the building principal has the final authority in determining who may use the equipment.

2. If school owned equipment is to be removed from school property, prior approval from the building principal or the head custodian establishing condition and duration of use must first be obtained. Whenever there is a conflict in use of material/equipment between use for school purposes and use for personal employee purposes, school purposes shall have priority.

3. The employee is personally responsible for the cost of replacing or repairing any equipment lost or damaged while in the employee’s possession. Any loss or damage must be reported immediately and arrangements satisfactory to the building principal or his/her designee made for replacement or repair. Employees are expected to pay according to the established fee schedule for the use of certain equipment and materials.

4. In no instance shall approval be given, nor shall any employee use school equipment for profit, including personal or private business ventures.

5. Employees using school equipment shall leave equipment as clean as when they borrowed the equipment.

6. An employee will be prohibited from using equipment when in the judgement of the person responsible for maintaining the equipment the employee is unable to demonstrate proficiency necessary for safe operation. If necessary, the presence of a responsible person may be required by the person responsible for the equipment during the period of operation with the employee bearing the cost for any such presence.

7. All consumable materials must be purchased by the employee. When tax law or other regulations prohibit sale to employees, employees will be required to purchase materials from a source other than the school district.

8. The employee is responsible to follow proper safety precautions. Employees are to become familiar with and follow all applicable safety procedures.

Failure to abide by this policy may result in loss of privileges and possible disciplinary action.

School equipment is owned by all the citizens of the district and its use is subject to public scrutiny. Improper use or the exercise of poor judgment by one individual may result in the loss of this privilege for all employees.

Legal Ref.:

First Reading: June 29, 2011
Second Reading: July 19, 2011
Date Approved: July 19, 2011
For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member