The East Side Union High School District operates its business based on a centralized Purchasing Program.
A Purchase Order (P.O.), properly numbered, signed and authorized by the Purchasing Department, is the only document by which the district obligates itself to a vendor. The Purchasing Department is the only department authorized to sign and issue purchase orders.
This policy is supported by the California Education Code, which requires that public school purchases have district approval prior to the receipt of goods and services.
Vendors are strongly advised not to provide materials or services to the district without first obtaining an authorized Purchase Order from the Purchasing Department. Purchases made in the name of district without an authorized P.O.may be considered a donation to the district or a personal obligation of the person making the purchase and not an obligation of the district.