An Act concerning school districts; authorizing boards of education to adopt policies re-
lating to the use of credit or debit cards and to delegate the power to execute certain
contracts to the superintendent of schools; amending K.S.A. 72-8201 and repealing the
existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      New Section  1. (a) The board of education of any school district,
pursuant to a policy developed and adopted by the board, may provide
for the acquisition of credit cards in the name of the school district for
use by designated officers and employees of the school district. The policy
shall prescribe limitations and restrictions on the use of such credit cards
and on the amounts and categories of expenses which may be paid
through use of such credit cards. The policy shall provide for maintenance
of a public record of all expenditures for payment of charges incurred by
the school district through use of credit cards.

      (b) The provisions and restrictions of the cash basis and budget laws
of this state shall not apply to the provisions of this section in any manner
so as to prevent the intention of this section from being made effective.

      New Sec.  2. The board of education of any school district, pursuant
to a policy developed and adopted by the board, may provide for the
acceptance of payment in the form of a credit or debit card of fees, tuition
or other charges imposed by the school district. The policy may provide
for imposition of an additional fee to recover the actual amount of any
costs incurred by the school district by reason of the method of payment
used. The policy also may provide for establishment by the school district
of secure internet sockets that will allow payment by a credit or debit
card via the internet. Any transactions involving payment by credit card
pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A.
16a-2-403, and amendments thereto.

      Sec.  3. K.S.A. 72-8201 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
8201. At the time the state superintendent issues his order organizing
any unified district, he shall, as a part of such order, include a provision
disorganizing all of the school districts the main school building of
which is in such unified district. The disorganizing parts of such order
shall take effect on July 1, 1966, except as otherwise specifically pro-
vided in this act. The disorganizing parts of any organization order for
a city or preunified district established prior to July 1, 1965, shall be
July 1, 1965. Every organization order issued by the state superinten-
dent pursuant to this act shall include a number assigned by him to
each unified district organized by such order. Every organization order
shall designate the home county of the unified district being organized.
Each unified school district shall be designated by the name and style
of ``unified school district No. ________ (the number designated by
the state superintendent board of education), __________ county
(naming the home county of the unified school district), state of Kan-
sas,'' and by such name may sue and be sued, execute contracts and
hold such real and personal property as it may require acquire. Every
unified school district shall possess the usual powers of a corporation
for public purposes. The board of education of every unified school
district may delegate to the superintendent of schools the power to ex-
ecute contracts on behalf of the district for the purchase of goods and
services if the value of such goods or services is less than $10,000.

 Sec.  4. K.S.A. 72-8201 is hereby repealed.

 Sec.  5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved May 9, 2001.
 Published in the Kansas Register May 17, 2001.