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Nippersink board reviews gift policy

RICHMOND – What does a school district do if it is offered a potentially costly gift?

It’s a question that concerned some of the board members for Nippersink School District 2, so the board took another look at its gift policy at its meeting Wednesday night.

The policy itself seems to be fine, board member Bert Irslinger said.

“Consistency is the key,” he said.

The policy has come up many times over the past eight years, board member Sue Maurer said, but mostly in terms of one school feeling slighted.

In the end, the policy’s language wasn’t changed, but board members said they want the policy consistently enforced.

The relatively concise policy says: “The Board of Education accepts gifts from any education foundation or other entity or individual, provided the gift can be used in a manner compatible with the board’s educational objectives and policies.

“While the board encourages unrestricted gifts, donations to fund specific projects are acceptable if the project is approved by the board. All gifts received become the school district property.”

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