Interpretation's Date: July 18, 1997
by superintendent Henry Marockie
Section: VIII. Finance

July 18, 1997

Ms. Linda M. Clautti
Morgantown High School
109 Wilson Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505

Dear Ms. Clautti:

This is in response to your letter of July 9, 1997 in which you request an interpretation from our office regarding whether or not you may use an unrestricted bequest from a deceased family member to help improve the school environment (auditorium furnishings, school/office furniture, student guidance area furnishings, school publications, etc.)

Before we answer your question, let me first thank you for you kind comments regarding my presentation at the Principal's Academy. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

The answer to your question is yes. There is nothing in state law or policy which would prohibit you from using the bequest for the purposes listed above.

Hoping that I have been of service, I am



Henry Marockie
State Superintendent of Schools


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