Textbook Care and Accountability
Teachers will be in charge if issuing textbooks, storing extras, and assessing textbook fines. Numbers of each textbook should be entered on the tracking form, along with the name of the student assigned to each book. Write the condition of the book in the front of the book and have the students put their names in the books.
Students are expected to care for these textbooks properly and to guard against their loss or damage. Students are asked to cover their textbooks with inexpensive materials, such as butcher paper or paper from grocery sacks. Book covers should not be permanently adhered to the book.
If a student loses a book, he or she should let the appropriate teacher know immediately. You may loan a copy to the student, but notify the Library. A bill for the cost of lost books will be sent home at the end of each semester. Students may work off the cost of lost books if they are unable to meet the cost of the book in any other way.
Teachers will do a book check and inventory at the
end of each semester prior to the billing for lost books. Students are expected
to be responsible for any damage to textbooks and will be billed accordingly.
1. Torn backs or pages
2. Soiled or written-on backs or pages
3. Broken bindings
4. Missing book fronts or backs
Staff will also assess fines at the end of each semester for missing athletic uniforms and damaged classroom equipment, and bill students accordingly at that time.
Guidelines for Assessing Fines
Minor damage (writing, torn pages) $1.00
Major damage (still useable, damaged corners, major writing, or excessive wear) 2.00
Rebinding (edges or cover-spine damage) 8.50
Pages missing, book not useable (see Pennie) Price of book