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4138.2 Private Tutoring


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


Policy X Other Reasons





The Northfield Board of Education recognizes that the discharge of its responsibility to provide a thorough and efficient system of education for each child in the district may require special help for some students beyond the regular classroom program. Tutorial instruction shall be interpreted to mean individualized instruction additional to, and in support of, regular classroom instruction.


Wherever possible within the working day, each teaching staff member shall assist assigned students in the remediation of individual learning difficulties.


In certain cases where extra help is desirable and the parents/guardians request such assistance, a teacher or administrator may recommend that the parents/guardians secure tutorial services for the student.


To avoid placing a teacher in a position where he/she may have a conflict of interest, teachers shall not tutor, for a fee, students enrolled in their classes or upon whose evaluation or assignment they may be called upon to pass. Nor shall any employee of the board make a commitment to perform services for extra pay when he/she has been instrumental in recommending the need for those services.


Teachers shall not tutor any student for pay during regular working hours or on school premises.


NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010

Adopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Tutoring, Conflict of Interest


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

N.J.S.A. 18A:27-4 Power of boards of education to make rules governing employment of teachers, etc.

N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)



Cross References: *4119.21 Conflict of interest

*4138 Nonschool employment

*4219.21 Conflict of interest

*4238 Nonschool employment

6164.6 Tutoring

*6173 Home instruction


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.




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