The loan of textbooks from the New Rochelle City School District to New Rochelle residents attending non-public schools is governed by the regulations of the New York State Textbook Loan Program (NYSTL), Education Law Section 701. The administrative guidelines for the NYSTL program are contained, and incorporated by reference, in the Handbook on Services to Pupils Attending Nonpublic Schools published by the NYS Education Department.
ELIGIBLE MATERIALS - include textbooks and textbook substitutes, which may be hard covered or paperback books, newspapers or student manuals, which a pupil is required to use as a primary source of study material in a structured instructional environment (classroom). Materials must be used for secular classroom instructional and educational purposes only. Publications published by any religious denominations, religious organization or group that promote religious or ideological beliefs, even on a general level are disallowed.
MATERIALS NOT ALLOWED - include general supplies, equipment, furniture, toys and games, ancillary materials, reference materials such as encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases and general or special dictionaries, teacher’s editions, review books, duplicating masters and materials in kit form, supplementary textbooks, novels, fiction, magazines, newspapers, except as provided above, and audiovisual materials normally housed in the school library or instructional materials for short-term use by pupils; tests and testing materials; internet online services.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY - Materials loaned to resident non-public school pupils remain the property of the New Rochelle City School District. Textbooks shall be returned at the end of the nonpublic schools academic year, but no later than June 30. Textbooks and literature books must not be written in. If lost, defaced, damaged or destroyed, the textbooks shall be paid for in the same fashion as the students attending New Rochelle City School District. Parents will be responsible for reimbursing the District for the cost of the replacement material.
RESIDENCY AND REGISTRATION - Students attending nonpublic schools must maintain residency in the New Rochelle City School District in order to be eligible for the textbook loan program. The Department of Pupil Services should be contacted for registration requirements and documentation of residency. Please call 576-4274 for information.
REQUESTING MATERIALS - For Non Public School that participates in the Textbook Services via Erie1 BOCES, materials can be requested via secure web-based application. For other Non Public Schools, parent requests should be made by July 1 of the year preceding the new school year. The request can be directed to:
New Rochelle City School District
515 North Ave 2nd Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
QUESTIONS? - Should you have any questions regarding the loan of instructional material, please feel free to contact the Purchasing Department at 914-576-4250