MURRIETA VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
TEXTBOOK POLICY FOR GRADES 6-12
RESPONSIBILITY: Textbooks become the student's responsibility from the moment that the student checks the book out until the moment he/she checks it back in to the library.
Giving a textbook to a teacher or friend does not constitute turning in a textbook. Textbooks must be returned in person to the library before the end of the school year.
Students must write their name in the front of the textbook on the stamped “This Book Belongs To.”
Leaving textbooks in classrooms or outside is not recommended. If the book is stolen or someone damages a student's book, the student is still responsible for the loss or damage.
It is the student's responsibility to protect textbooks from rain, moisture, and from damage by siblings or pets. Students will be fined if their textbook is returned with torn pages, underlining, or writing in or on the book. If a textbook is lost or damaged beyond use, full replacement cost (the current price of the text) will be charged. For a damaged and repairable text, up to 25% of the textbook replacement cost will be charged.
Students have two weeks to look over the textbooks they are initially issued and if there is damage in a text, to notify the library staff.
If students do not return their textbooks at the end of the school year, they will be billed for the replacement price of the textbooks, per Board Policy 6161.2 and Ed Code 48904.3, and their grades, transcripts, or diploma are withheld.
TWO-HOME FAMILIES : No additional sets of texts will be issued before September 1 st . for those families where there are two homes. Parents wishing the second set must contact the principal for administrative approval for the second set. The principal or designee determine if there are extenuating circumstances, and if so, they give the library approval to issue the additional texts. Texts must be provided from existing stock, and not require the purchase of additional texts. If the need arises, the student must return the second set of texts. The student is responsible for both sets that are checked out to him/her.
Important Note: For the 2019/2020 school year we may not have enough surplus textbooks to accommodate requests for a second set of books for families. Please see Mrs. Nelson for more information.