SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6681


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Senator Lee)



Read first time 2/2/90.



AN ACT Relating to the leasing of surplus school property; and amending RCW 28A.58.033.




        Sec. 1.  Section 2, chapter 115, Laws of 1980 as amended by section 2, chapter 306, Laws of 1981 and RCW 28A.58.033 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) Every school district board of directors is authorized to permit the  rental, lease, or occasional use of all or any portion of any surplus real property owned or lawfully held by the district to any person, corporation, or government entity for profit or nonprofit, commercial or noncommercial purposes:  PROVIDED, That the leasing or renting or use of such property is for a lawful purpose, is in the best interest of the district, and does not interfere with conduct of the district's educational program and related activities:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That the lease or rental agreement entered into shall include provisions which permit the recapture of the leased or rented surplus property of the district should such property be needed for school purposes in the future except in such cases where, due to proximity to an international airport, land use has been so permanently altered as to preclude the possible use of the property for a school housing students and the school property has been heavily impacted by surrounding land uses so that a school housing students would no longer be appropriate in that area.

          (2) Authorization to rent, lease or permit the occasional use of surplus school property under this section, RCW 28A.58.034 and 28A.58.040, each as now or hereafter amended, is conditioned on the establishment by each school district board of directors of a policy governing the use of surplus school property.

          (3) The board of directors of any school district desiring to rent or lease any surplus real property owned by the school district shall send written notice to the office of the state superintendent of public instruction.  School districts shall not rent or lease the property for at least forty-five days following the date notification is mailed to the state superintendent of public instruction.

          (4) Private schools shall have the same rights as any other person or entity to submit bids for the rental or lease of surplus real property and to have such bids considered along with all other bids:  PROVIDED, That the school board may establish reasonable conditions for the use of such real property to assure the safe and proper operation of the property in a manner consistent with board policies.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 5, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                      Passed the House February 27, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.