Text Book Info

  • BP 6161.2

    Instruction

    DAMAGED OR LOST INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

    The Governing Board recognizes that instructional materials are an expensive resource and that each

    student is entitled to sufficient instructional materials in accordance with law. Instructional materials

    provided for use by students remain the property of the district. Students are responsible for returning

    borrowed materials in good condition, with no more wear and tear than usually results from normal use.

    (cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)

    (cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)

    (cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

    (cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

    When materials are lost or so damaged that they are no longer usable, the student shall be immediately

    issued a replacement material. However, students or parents/guardians shall be responsible for reparation

    equal to the current replacement cost of the materials. When materials are damaged but still usable, the

    Superintendent or designee shall determine an appropriate charge.

    If it can be demonstrated to the Superintendent or designee's satisfaction that the student has taken all

    reasonable precautions to safeguard instructional materials issued to him/her, the Superintendent or

    designee may excuse the student or parent/guardian from payment of reparation.

    If reparation is not excused and not paid by the student or parent/guardian, the district may withhold the

    student's grades, diploma and transcripts in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative

    regulation.

    (cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)

    (cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)

    (cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

    (cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

    Legal Reference:

    EDUCATION CODE

    48904 Willful misconduct; limit of liability of parent or guardian

    48904.3 Withholding grades, diplomas or transcripts of students causing property damage or injury

    60119 Public hearing on sufficiency of materials

    60411 Purchase and use; property of district

    CIVIL CODE

    1714.1 Liability of parent or guardian for act of willful misconduct by a minor

    CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

    305 Student responsible for care of property

    Management Resources:

    WEB SITES

    California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

    Policy VISALIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    adopted: August 21, 2001 Visalia, California

    Revised: June 13, 2006