Used mowers and other equipment from the Gahanna-Jefferson schools are available to the public through an online auction.

Used mowers and other equipment from the Gahanna-Jefferson schools are available to the public through an online auction.

Mark Williams, the district's business manager, said the district launched a new program a few weeks ago to dispose of items that no longer are of use to the district.

He said the district is auctioning items online at PublicSurplus.com.

"We will be making our items available to our staff first by posting it for 14 days before it becomes available to the general public," Williams said. "Once you are registered for internal notifications, you will be notified via email when an item is released for auction. You will be able to find all auctions for our school district under the 'Auctions' tab. We currently have grounds equipment posted, but we will be adding various items that will include furniture and electronics."

If no one within the district buys the items, Williams said, the merchandise is released for anyone to bid.

"You are also able to bid on items from other auctions," he said. "We've had no sales yet."

The district has a zero-turn mower, a golf cart, a Jacobsen slit seeder and two woods finish mowers available for auction.

The auction for the zero-turn mower ends March 31, but it could be extended. The 15-year-old mower has a new engine. It's priced at $2,500, but a reserve hasn't been met. The electric, two-seat golf cart doesn't run. The auction for the cart ends March 27.

"Coming soon will be technology and office equipment," Williams said. "Technology gets outdated, and we have outgrown some items."

He said it's more cost-effective, in some instances, to replace rather than fix an item.

In the past, Williams said, surplus items usually were donated or recycled.