This may not be an answerable question, as I'm sure districts differ on this. I taught in a Virginia district for one semester, where teachers were given around $450 a year in instructional funds for classroom materials. I spent the entirety of mine on class packs of dictionaries and two class packs of novels. When I resigned mid-year, I did not bother taking them with me, as I assumed they were school property. However, I can see this two ways: 1) The instructional money is considered school money, so therefore items purchased with it are school property and must remain at school, even upon resignation. 2) The instructional money may be considered part of your income, so therefore items purchased with it are personal property that may be taken home. Which way, if you know, does your district define it? I emailed my former principal to ask of the possibility of me retrieving my books, but have yet to hear anything. Has anyone else been in a situation where they resigned from a district/school, but kept the purchased items?