• New York State Education Law authorizes the East Ramapo Central School District to purchase and loan library books to all students attending public and nonpublic elementary or secondary schools located within the school district boundaries regardless of their school district of residence.

    The Library Loan per student allocation for the 2021-22 school year is:  $6.25 per student enrolled in grades K‑12        

     The deadline date to submit library Loan requests for the 2021-2022 school year is March 25, 2022.

     If you and your school would like to participate in this loan program, please follow the directions below: 

    • Complete the “Loan Request Student Count Certification Form”. This form will verify the number of students in your school that was submitted to the New York State Education Department in the October 2020 BEDS report. Please refer to the EXCEL spreadsheet Nonpublic School State Aid Totals for 2021-22” to obtain your official BEDS enrollment number.
    •  Complete the attachedNYS Library Loan Request Form” which is a Microsoft Word fill-in form. Total Cost will automatically calculate once the quantity and unit cost are entered.
    •  Vendor “Price Quotes” are strongly recommended for accurate pricing.
    •  Do not exceed your school’s total allocation.

     Library books loaned by a public school district cannot contain religious content. See attachments for each program regarding definitions and examples of religious, denominational and sectarian materials, policy and guidelines.