It has been the case in the past that impatient band directors have just "cleared out all that old junk" and filled dumpsters with it!"For the kids"....funny how that phrase is bandied about in the education industry....lol.
No, not really, it is for the salvage of some nice old snares from people who don't know or care about them the way an afficianado does or would, AND who can be served just as well if not better by better functioning and quite appropriate replacements...
I offered them three fully functioning replacements with new heads (batters) an assortment of accessories (cymbal stands, hi hat stands, bass drum pedals), a replacement 20" ride (Zildjian A) or any combination there of-including cash if preferred.
Not trying to pull a fast one, but don't plan on going crazy just "for the kids"....lol.
Your post is certainly helpful and appreciated!