LAND O'LAKES, Fla. — Pasco County Schools held a community resource sale Thursday to get rid of items the district no longer needs and earn some money for its general fund.
- Fifth sale of this kind since April 2017
- Sales have totalled over $40,000
- District goal is to hold a sale at least once per quarter
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“Keyboards to drill presses to CNC routers, tractors, golf carts – all kinds of stuff. You could find almost anything here,” said Pasco Schools Recycling Coordinator Chris Williamson of some of the items available.
Land O’Lakes resident Millard Clark said he found out about the sale from his daughter, who’s a speech therapist with the district.
“I just shopped around. I found this table and some other stuff. Good price, so hey – can’t beat it,” Millard said while waiting to check out.
Closer to the front of the line, Jim Cracchiolo had a cart full of items.
“We made out pretty well today," he said. "I run a nonprofit organization for individuals with disabilities, and we have three campuses across Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. This is going to go right to our students."
Williamson said it’s a win-win – customers get bargains, and the district sells items for more than they’d likely earn at auction.
District spokesperson Linda Cobbe said this is the fifth sale Pasco Schools has held since April of 2017. They’ve brought in a total of $40,935, with individual sales bringing in anywhere from $1,544 on Oct. 25, 2017, to the $13,447 worth of items sold at the sale held on June 6 of last year.
The most recent sale brought in $7,531. Cobbe said because the funds go into the general fund, it’s hard to pinpoint a specific benefit.
According to Williamson, the goal is to hold a sale about once a quarter, but that’s dependent on gathering enough items to make it worthwhile.