3313 - Relations with Vendors

Policy 3313

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Relations with Vendors

The school district shall not extend favoritism to any vendors. Each order shall be placed on the basis of quality, price and delivery with past service being a factor if all other considerations are equal.

Conflicts of Interest and Endorsements

The district will not purchase supplies or materials from a staff member of the school district, nor from a member of the household of the staff member unless the purchase follows the formal purchasing procedures.

Employees of the district will not endorse products or services in such a manner that will identify him/her as an employee of the district.

Affirmative Action

The school district shall not enter into any contract with a person, agency, or organization if it has knowledge that such person, agency or organization discriminates on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or physical handicap or disability, either in employment practices or in the provision of benefits or services to students or employees.

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
4a-60 Nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions in contracts of the state and political subdivisions rather than municipalities

4a-60a Contracts of the state and political subdivisions, other than municipalities, to contain provisions re nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

46a 58 through 46a 81 re discriminatory practices

 Title VII, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq. as amended by Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity Act

 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; 42 U.S.C. 1134n et seq.  (Higher Education Act)

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

Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: 203-426-7600