NY State school districts provide funding for texts. Fordham Prep waits until the course selection process is finished at the end of exams and we know exactly what each student’s courses will be in September.
Each district has its own process for distributing textbook funds. Many districts provide $58.25 per student to the school. Fordham Prep deals directly with these districts to purchase books that our students use.
Some districts purchase all of a student’s texts with the exception of workbooks, digital and religious studies texts. Depending upon the district, FP either provides parents with a list of texts and forms to deliver to their district or provides parents with a copy of what we sent to the district.
If your district has set a June 1 deadline for book orders, we inform them that this is impossible for FP. We provide our book requests as soon as physically possible given our course selection calendar.
Our general book list will be posted on the FP website in early August. Please be sure to check what books and/or supplies need to be purchased for your sons(s). Please remember that even if a district purchases “all” texts, there are items that districts will not purchase, e.g., religious studies texts.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. C. Lauber.