DK: Payment Procedures
All claims for payment from school department funds will be processed in accordance with procedures developed by the Superintendent or designee. Payment will be authorized against invoices properly supported by approved purchase orders, with properly submitted vouchers, or in accordance with salaries and salary schedules approved by the School Committee.
As an operating procedure, the Committee designee will receive weekly lists of bills for payment from school department funds. The lists will be certified as correct and approved for payment by the School Committee designee and then forwarded to the town accountant for processing and subsequent payment by the town treasurer. Actual invoices, statements, and vouchers will be available for inspection by the School Committee.
The Superintendent or designee will be responsible for assuring that budget allocations are observed and that total expenditures do not exceed the amount allocated in the budget for all items.
The school building administrators will be responsible for observing budget allocations in their respective schools.
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 41:41; 41:52 41:56