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DJ1 – Purchase and Project Approval

All district purchases and expenditures which equal or exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), or that are projected to equal or exceed two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) by the end of their completion, shall be taken to the Board of Education by the appropriate Albuquerque Public Schools department for approval.  Expenditures made in the cases of an emergency, as approved in writing by the superintendent, or his/her designee, in compliance with applicable federal and state statute and regulation, shall be exempt from prior Board of Education approval but shall be approved by the Board of Education at the next appropriate Board of Education meeting.  Other purchases exempt from Board of Education approval may be defined through administrative procedural directive but that procedural directive shall be reviewed by the Board of Education before being implemented. 

 All proposed projects, for which district purchases and expenditures will equal or exceed two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), implemented by Albuquerque Public Schools shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Board committee(s) and the Board of Education.

District purchases and expenditures included in a project approved by the Board of Education which equal or exceed two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) shall not require separate and/or additional Board of Education approval other than the initial approval done at the time the entirety of the project was approved.

Administrative Position: Chief Financial Officer

Department Director: Director of Procurement


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NSBA/NEPN Classification: DJB

Review: April 22, 2008
Approved: July 2, 2008
Reviewed: April 12, 2010
Reviewed: April 27, 2010
Revised: May 5, 2010
Reviewed: June 12, 2012
Adopted: June 20, 2012
Reviewed: September 14, 2016
Revised: September 21, 2016


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