Policy Details

3310 Purchasing Guides




It is the policy of the Board that not only the letter, but the spirit of all laws and regulations relating to purchases by the school system and the control of its finances and property, be abided by strictly and without exception.

Purchases and use of materials and manpower shall be accomplished in accordance with good business practices with the primary purpose of serving the program of instruction. This school district shall not enter into any contract with a person, agency or organization if it has proof that such person, agency or organization discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, jury duty, Vietnam-Era Veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status, either in employment practices or in the provision of benefits or services to students or employees.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-51m or § 31-51q
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 51-247a
The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a-51 et seq.
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by The Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act,
29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. § 1981
The Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
The Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. And § 504, U.S. Rehabilitation Act
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act)
Title 42 of the United States Code § 1983.

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 5/10/1983
Policy Revised: 8/25/1998
Policy Reviewed: 8/26/2009

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