3250 - Materials/Service Fees, Charges

Policy 3250

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Materials/Service Fees, Charges


In accord with Connecticut General Statutes' requirement to provide a free public school education the Board of Education will provide at no cost to students all instructional equipment, books and materials as it deems necessary, needed to maintain the desired instructional program subject to reasonable rules concerning their care and use.  No fees, deposits or other charges not specifically outlined in an approved student handbook, course guide, or parent handbook shall be levied.

Students shall be charged for damaged or lost textbooks, library/media materials and other educational equipment or materials.  Fines and assessments shall be levied, collected and disbursed subject to regulation by the building Principal.  The schools are authorized to withhold grades or report cards until payment for a return of the textbook, library/media, or other educational equipment or material is made.

The Superintendent of Schools shall yearly, on or about July 1, review fees established for all equipment and facility rentals, admissions to athletic or extracurricular events, field trips/excursions and other related fees that may be assessed.  

Public Records

Any request for public records shall be made in writing to the Board of Education. The Board of Education shall make available for inspection or copying non-exempt, non-privileged public records pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act. The maximum fee per page allowable under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act will be charged for a plan or certified copy of any record.

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
            1-15 Application for copies of public records

            10-221 Boards of education to prescribe rules

            10-228 Free textbooks, supplies, material and equipment

            10-228a Free textbook loans to pupils attending non-public schools

            10-229 Change of textbooks

Policy adopted:    April 4, 2017    
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut