TEXTBOOK POLICY FOR GRADES 6-12
RESPONSIBILITY: Textbooks become the student's responsibility from the moment the
Students’ check out the book 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.
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.
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 1st. For those families where there are two homes. Parents wishing the second set must contact the Librarian for approval for the second set. 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 2020/21 school year we may not have enough surplus textbooks to accommodate requests for a second set of books for families.