The Board of Education shall supply each teaching staff member with the supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for the implementation of the approved program and each pupil with the supplies and materials required for the successful completion of courses of study.

The Board expressly exempts from this policy such clothing or personal equipment as may be required by the Board for reasons related to the safety and health of pupils or the protection of school property and are individualized or non­ reusable, and any materials used in the manufacture or preparation of useful or decorative items that pupils are permitted to retain, except that no pupil will be denied participation in any course of study or school sponsored activity because of his/her financial inability to bear the cost of such clothing, equipment, or materials.

The Superintendent shall develop regulations for the selection and utilization of instructional supplies that include effective consultation with teaching staff members at all appropriate levels.

N.J.S.A. 18A:34-1

Adopted: 21 April 2005