New Fairfield, Connecticut School District administrators are entering the computer age. Beginning on or about January 24, 2007, all school policies will be available online at the district's website.
Utilizing a service of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), all district policies will be available for the public to view at their leisure. Currently, school policies are only available through the Superintendent's office under the Freedom of Information Act; those wishing to receive copies of the policy may be charged at the cost of $0.25 per page.
This new online availability of district policies will ensure that current policies are available for all to view, free of charge. It will also eliminate the need to maintain a binder of copies of every policy in each administrator's office, which currently need to be revised each time there is a policy change.
Also, by using CABE, the district will be kept informed of Connecticut General Statute changes that can affect individual school policies, informing them of any potential changes that may need to be made.
The New Fairfield Public School District is applauded for creating a transparent system where the general public will now have the ability to freely review school policies.