7440: District Credit Cards

­­­Gooding Joint School District No. 231


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT                                                                                              7440


District Credit Cards


The Board of Trustees permits the use of District credit cards by certain school officials to pay for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of work-related duties for the District. 


All credit cards will be in the name of the School District.  Credit cards may only be used for legitimate School District business expenditures.  The use of credit cards is not intended to circumvent the District’s policy on purchasing.  Purchases that are unauthorized, illegal, represent a conflict of interest, are personal in nature or violate the intent of this policy may result in credit card revocation and discipline of the employee.    


The Business Manager shall monitor monthly the use of each credit card by reviewing credit card expenditures and report any serious problems and/or discrepancies directly to the Superintendent.     


Credit Card Users


A list of those individuals that will be issued a District credit card will be maintained in the Business Office and reported to the Board each year at its reorganizational meeting in July.  Credit card users must take proper care of the credit card(s) and take all reasonable precautions against damage, loss or theft.  Any damage, loss or theft must be reported immediately to the Business Office and to the appropriate financial institution.  Failure to take proper care of credit cards or failure to report damage, loss or theft may subject the employee to financial liability.


Users must submit detailed documentation, including itemized receipts for services, travel and/or other actual and necessary expenses which have been incurred in connection with school-related business for which the credit card has been used.  Failure to provide a proper receipt can make the employee responsible for expenses incurred.        


Credit Card Limits


The District shall establish a credit line not to exceed an aggregate credit limit of $65,000 for all cards issued to the District.


Return of Credit Card


A District employee who is no longer employed by the District shall return the credit card upon termination to the Superintendent no later than five calendar days after termination. 




Misuse and/or Unauthorized Use


An employee who violates a provision of this policy shall have his/her credit card revoked immediately and shall be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Superintendent and reported to local law enforcement.  If the Superintendent violates a provision of this policy, he/she shall be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Board and reported to local law enforcement.     


Additional Procedures


The Superintendent, in consultation with the Assistant Superintendent and/or Business Manager, may establish additional procedures governing the issuance and use of District credit cards that do not contradict any part of this policy.  Each cardholder shall be apprised of the procedures governing the use of the credit card and a copy of this policy and accompanying procedures shall be given to each cardholder.



Legal Reference:   I.C. § 18-5701       Misuse of Public Money by Officers

                              I.C. § 18-5703       Definitions


Policy History:

Adopted on:  12/13/2011

Revised on: 08/08/2023



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