Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 177
School Property and Equipment
Section 177.073

August 28, 2013


Procurement of sites--sale or lease of property, procedure--deposit of proceeds.

177.073. 1. The board of directors or school board in urban school districts, metropolitan school districts, and school districts located totally or partially within a first class charter county adjoining a city not within a county, by an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members, may:

(1) Select, direct and authorize the purchase of sites for and authorize the construction of libraries, schools, school offices, art galleries and museums; and the necessary janitors' houses, repair buildings, supply houses and parking facilities to be used in the operation and maintenance of the schools;

(2) Authorize and direct the purchase of additional ground needed for school purposes;

(3) Authorize and direct the sale and transfer or lease of any real or personal property belonging to the district which is not required for operation of the school program. Real property may be sold or leased by listing the property with one or more real estate brokers licensed by the state of Missouri and paying a commission upon such sale or lease. Real property not sold or leased through a real estate broker and all personal property shall be sold or leased to the highest bidder, except that any real or personal school property may be sold or leased to a community group or a city, state agency, municipal corporation, or any other governmental subdivision of the state located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the district, for public uses and purposes, at such sum as may be agreed upon between the school district and the community group or the city, state agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state. If property is to be leased by bid, written proposals for lease terms shall be submitted by potential lessees. The lease proposal offering the most economically advantageous terms shall be considered the highest lease bid. A purchase proposal may include contingencies; the proposal offering the most economically advantageous terms shall be the highest bid. All bids for purchase or lease of real property shall be submitted formally as closed bids. Bids shall be opened at a meeting, which shall be an open meeting. The board may reject all bids, or negotiate an acceptable sale or lease with the highest bidder, if all bids are unsatisfactory. The records of the bid-opening meeting shall be an open record. If real property is not sold or leased through a real estate broker, notice that the board is holding real property for sale or offering it for lease, including a planned sale or lease to a community group or a city, state agency, municipal corporation, or other governmental subdivision of the state, shall be given by publication in a newspaper within the county in which all or a part of the district is located which has general circulation within the district, once a week for two consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at least seven days and not more than fourteen days prior to the date of the bid opening. The term of a lease may be for any period which the board finds is advantageous and meets the needs of the district. The lease or deed of conveyance shall be executed by the president and attested by the secretary of the board. If the district has a seal, it shall be affixed to the deed or lease. The proceeds derived from sale of real property shall be placed to the credit of the incidental fund of the district. The proceeds from sale of nonrealty and from leases shall be placed to the credit of the incidental fund.

2. The board may receive, in behalf of the school district, any grants, gifts, or devises made for the benefit of the district or its schools, or any public library, art gallery or museum under the control of the board.

(L. 1983 H.B. 258 1, A.L. 1990 S.B. 525, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380)


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