Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990; July 12, 1999; September 27, 1999
The Board believes that the schools should help students learn to respect
property and develop feelings of pride in community institutions. The Board
also recognizes the relationship between effective use of property and
School District financial solvency .
3. Delegation of Responsibility
The Board charges each student with responsibility for the proper care
of school property and the school textbooks , supplies, and equipment
entrusted to his/her use.
Students are responsible for the care, maintenance and timely return
of all text books. Schools shall require students and/or parents to sign
a compact acknowledging their responsibility for the care and prompt return
of text books lent to them by the school.
Students and/or their parents will be assessed penalties for lost or
damaged text books. Imposition of one or more of the following penalties
is permitted:- a charge for replacement of the text book; requiring the
student to perform a prescribed number of hours of school service; delayed
receipt of a report card; and/or loss of privileges such as participation
in sports or other extra curricular activities, proms and other special
events or graduation-related activities.
Students who willfully cause damage to school property shall be subject
to disciplinary measures. Students and others who damage or deface school
property may be prosecuted and punished under law. Parents and guardians
of students shall be held accountable for student actions. The Board may
report to the appropriate authorities any student whose damage of school
property has been serious or chronic in nature.
The Superintendent shall develop procedures to implement this policy which
include rules for the safekeeping and accounting of property ; preparation
of a schedule of fines or repayment for lost or damaged property;
and a report to the Board on the nature and incidence of vandalism. This
report shall include the number and kind of incident, the cost of vandalism
to the district, and such related facts and comments as the Superintendent
may wish to make.
Principals may authorize or allow parents/guardians to review report
cards in the school setting in order to provide notice and facilitate resolution
of students' failure to return or account for assigned books.
State School Code Sections 777, 801, 1338