6801 - Capital Assets/Theft-Sensitive Assets


Policy: 6801
Section: 6000 - Management Support


Capital Assets Theft-Sensitive Assets


Capital Assets

The district will maintain a comprehensive capital assets record-keeping system. The goal of the capital assets program is to protect the district against losses that would significantly affect the district’s students, staff, property, budget or the ability of the district to continue to fulfill its stewardship responsibilities.

For purpose of this policy, “capital assets” will mean land, improvements to land, easements, building improvements, vehicles, machinery, equipment, works of art and historical treasures, infrastructure and all other tangible and intangible assets that are used in operations and that have initial useful lives extending beyond a single reporting period which:


  1. Retains its shape and appearance with use;
  2. Is non-expendable, meaning if the item is damaged or some of its parts are lost or worn out, it may be more feasible to repair it than to replace it with an entirely new item.
  3. It does not lose its identity when incorporated into a more complex unit;
  4. Is valued no less than $5,000 unless a lesser amount is set by the district; and
  5. Has a life expectancy of at least one year.


Federal law requires a physical inventory of federally-funded assets at least once every two years. Reconciled inventory reports will be provided to the board. Such report will identify lost, damaged or stolen capital assets.  Missing capital assets will be removed from district property records by a vote of the board.

No equipment will be removed for personal or non-school use.

Theft-Sensitive Assets

For purposes of this policy, “theft-sensitive” are those items identified by the district as most subject to loss (e.g., audio-visual equipment, laptop computers, digital cameras, or other electronic devices). The district should establish procedures for internal controls and conduct an annual inventory of theft-sensitive assets.

The board will be provided a report identifying equipment not accounted for in the annual inventory. This equipment will be removed from the district property records through school board action annually.

The superintendent will develop procedures to implement this policy, including maintenance requirements and sales procedures to ensure the highest possible return. 


Cross References:

6570 – Property and Data Management


Legal References:

RCW 28A.335.090 Conveyance and acquisition of property — Management — Appraisal

7 CFR 3015, 3016 Agriculture

34 CFR 80.32 Uniform Administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements to state and local governments – Equipment

45 CFR 92.32 Health and Human Services

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments, Attachment B(19)


Management Resources:

2012 – June Issue

Policy News, June 2008, Capital Assets/Theft-Sensitive Assets

Policy News, April 2006, Fixed Assets


Adoption Date: 11.12.13

Kiona-Benton City School District
Classification: Essential
Revised Dates: 02.22.16