Notes, Reminders & Policies

  • Enrollment / Registration: Courses with low enrollment are subject to cancellation shortly before the program starts. Register early to make sure the course you want has adequate enrollment to be offered. In the event of a filled course or cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you by phone and email.
  • Senior Fee: Seniors (65+) receive reduced rates on courses that have a Senior Fee listed. If no fee is listed, no additional discounts apply! Seniors must provide a DOB when registering to receive the Senior Fee.
  • Returned Checks: A returned check penalty fee of $25 will be charged to an account for any check returned by the bank. If a returned check was used to pay for more than one student, each student will be assessed the $25 returned check fee. In the instance that we have received two or more returned checks for an account, payment by check will no longer be accepted as a form of payment on that account. Payments made by a returned check are reversed from the account, leaving a balance due and payable immediately. An outstanding balance may result in the participant being dropped from the course or trip.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: If Farmington Public Schools or Regional School District #10 Schools are closed for the day or close early, Farmington Continuing Education courses DO NOT meet. If Farmington Public Schools or Regional School District #10 Schools have a delayed opening, courses WILL meet (unless told otherwise by the instructor). In case of a delayed opening or early closing, or, if severe weather develops during the day, visit www.fpsct.org/fce for information. Cancellations will also be announced on TV channels NBC and WFSB. Cancelled courses are postponed to a later date. Trips do not follow this cancellation policy.
  • Instructors: Our instructors come from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds. Many are certified teachers or members of the community with areas of expertise. They are not to promote or sell products, make specific financial investment recommendations or offer consultations to participants. We respect their ability as instructors but make no commitment to the products they sell.
  • Cell Phones, Cameras and Recording Devices: For the privacy and safety of all participants, the use of photographic and recording equipment, such as cameras, video cameras and mobile phones with cameras are strictly prohibited.
  • Waiting Lists: Waiting lists will be taken on courses and trips with enrollment limits. We will notify you when there are openings.
  • Nondiscrimination Policy: Is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Inquiries regarding Farmington Continuing Education nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Director of Special Services at (860) 677-1791.
  • Accommodations: All activities offered by Farmington Continuing Education are held in accessible locations. Accommodations for individuals with a disability are available upon request. Special testing accommodations can be arranged for individuals with appropriate documentation. Individuals with a disability should call Lori Wyrebek at (860) 404-0290.
  • Refund and Cancellation Policy:
    • FOR COURSES
      • Course fees will not be prorated and refunds will not be given for any unattended portion of a course.
      • If a course is cancelled by Farmington Continuing Education, a full refund will be automatic.
      • Participants can cancel their registration up to 1 week prior to the start of the course. A $10 cancellation fee will be assessed.
      • There are no cancellations 1 week prior to the start of the course or after the start of the course.
      • Cancellations due to a medical emergency will be considered, but not guaranteed, when accompanied by a physician’s note. Please contact our office at (860) 404-0290 as soon as possible.
    • FOR TRIPS
      • Trips are non-refundable. Registrations can be transferred to a substitute.
      • If a trip is cancelled by Farmington Continuing Education, a full refund will be automatic.
      • Trips are held rain/snow or shine unless conditions deem necessary to cancel based on a decision from the bus company or Coordinator. 
      • Cancellations due to a medical emergency will be considered, but not guaranteed, when accompanied by a physician’s note. Please contact our office at (860) 404-0290 as soon as possible.
      • Trip insurance is available for all DAY trips. It is advised that you consider this added insurance for any trip that includes tickets to shows, musicals, baseball games, the opera, etc. 

Disclaimer

As a service to the community, the Farmington Board of Education, through Farmington Continuing Education, offers adult and youth enrichment courses. In some cases these courses are taught by third party businesses pursuant to a contract with Farmington Continuing Education. These businesses, and their personnel who are instructors in Farmington Continuing Education enrichment courses, are not agents or employees of the Farmington Board of Education. The businesses are responsible for the enrichment course and their instructors for the Farmington Continuing Education enrichment courses. The Farmington Board of Education’s offering of an enrichment course does not constitute an endorsement by the Farmington Board of Education or its officials, agents or employees of any particular information, product, view, opinion or advice that may be presented in any enrichment course. In addition, any person who relies or acts on the advice of any enrichment instructor does so at his or her own risk. In consideration for being allowed to enroll in an enrichment course, the registrant releases, and waives any and all claims he or she may have against the Farmington Board of Education, Farmington Continuing Education, its officials, agents, and employees with respect to any such advice.