6430 - Instructional Materials


    Account/Object Code: 6430

    Authorization: Pre-Approval required

    Instructional materials are to support academic endeavors in the classroom and intended to supplementary. They are not to supplant what the district or school must provide. They must be “necessary” and “reasonable.” Consider whether or not the purchase would stand the scrutiny of an “I-Team” report. All materials with life expectancy of more than 1 year must be marked “Purchased with Title I” in some permanent manner.


    “Necessary? or Reasonable?”: Must answer yes to these questions before ordering: Will the materials serve the needs of your students or help implement key strategies in the SCIP? Do the materials serve the purpose of the grant? Are they necessary, reasonable and supplemental? Would a prudent person approve?

    1. Use the goods matrix to determine process for purchasing and getting price quote or comparison.

    2. Under $3500.00 (schools) $5000.00 (programs): Submit the Title I order form on PeopleSoft, document the need and intended use, vendor(s) chosen, cost comparison if required. Once approved, a) use your PCard to order the item, b) order through an approved vendor such as Innovative Office, or c) use other approved means. If using a vendor other than the district approved vendor, attach price comparisons (at least 2 for each item) and give rationale for chosen best value price.
      • Payment of Invoice: If you have an invoice that needs to be paid, or a reimbursement to be made, create a voucher in PeopleSoft and attach the invoice or receipts, and Title I Order Form approval.
      • PCard Statements: If items are purchased with a PCard and charged to TI, send the reconciled PCard statement to Peggy Cihlar. Include with the statement, copies of all receipts and the Title I Order Form approvals for each purchase on the statement paid for with TI funds.

    1. Over $3,500.00/$5000.00 Create a requisition on PeopleSoft. When approved, the purchasing agent will create a P.O. and place the order for the school/program. Comparative pricing required for item(s) being purchased.
      • Receive: When the items arrive, receive the order and send original invoice & packing slips to Peggy Cihlar in the business office.

    Form: Title I Order Form or Requisition and PeopleSoft