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7440 - Musical Instruments

Policy: Musical Instruments Policy Number: 7440
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 10/14/2020
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/16/2023 Date of Next Review: 02/24/2023
Replacement of Policy Number:  

a)    All instrumental music students shall be expected to own or rent their instrument- particularly the common and less expensive instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone etc.)
b)    Students will not be required to own or rent the less common and more expensive instruments. Instruments in this category are as follows: oboe, bassoon, tuba, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass trombone and percussion instruments. School-owned instruments in this classification will be disbursed upon decisions by the instrumental music staff. Decisions will be dependent upon the individual student’s talent and merit and the need for a balanced instrumentation at each grade level.
c)    Students and parents/guardians will assume responsibility for proper care of school-owned instruments and will pay for damages to same.
d)    The District will only transport in its vehicles those instruments meeting certain safety standards as indicated in the New York State Department of Transportation Regulations.

17 New York Code of rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 720.22

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080