Want to buy classroom furniture, maintenance equipment or electronics from the Lakewood City Schools?
How ‘bout some old school books?
The Lakewood Board of Education OK’d a measure that will allow the district to host an online auction to clear out stuff no longer needed.
State law requires the district to offer for sale any classroom or office furniture that exceeds $10,000 in total value.
"My hope is that community members will engage in the auction process and that the school district can gain some financial benefit,” said Superintendent Jeff Patterson in a news release. “Any proceeds will be placed in a capital improvement fund.”
The district will use Bus Movers and More as its auctioneers. Depending on the value of sales, the company will be paid on a sliding commission between 20 to 30 percent.
Following a state-required 30-day advertising period, the sale will last for 21 days. That’s when the winning bidders will be notified, according to the news release.
Items slated for the online auction block include books, classroom furniture, outdoor maintenance equipment, office furniture, computers, printers, monitors, and phones.