Q Our district has an MOU by which private donors agreed to make a qualifying donation to an early learning collaborative established pursuant to Section 37-21-51(3), the “Early Learning Act.” Do such funds become public funds, subject to the state’s purchasing laws?

A Funds donated to a school district become public funds upon receipt by the school district and must be accounted for and expended in the same manner as other public funds. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Adams, February 8, 2019)