Policy 6230 - Relations with Vendors

Financial and business transactions of the District shall be carried out in conformity with the law and consistent with sound and ethical business practices. Purchasing decisions shall be made on the basis of objectivity and shall not be influenced by friendships or other personal relationships. The Puyallup School District endeavors to maintain good relations with merchants within this District. Our merchants in general have been loyal to our schools and it is our desire to extend them the same spirit. Where all factors are equal, an earnest effort will always be made to purchase from our responsible local merchants.

Board members, administrators or staff shall not accept a gift or favor from vendors or prospective vendors or other firms or individuals who have had or hope to have transactions with the District. Financial interests of Board members, administrators or staff in any district purchase, sale or other transaction shall be prohibited.