All students will be issued the necessary textbooks for their course work free of charge. In an effort to reduce educational costs and to promote individual responsibility for public property, the Wilkes County Board of Education establishes the following requirements for this service:
records will be kept on the condition of all textbooks including the condition of the books at the time they are issued to students;
instructional personnel will emphasize to students their responsibility to maintain materials in good condition;
students who lose or fail to return issued textbooks will be charged the cost of the book;
students who return a book in such condition as to make it unusable for another student will be charged for replacing it; and
parents will be notified of the student’s responsibility in caring for textbooks properly and of the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility for paying for any textbooks which are lost or appreciably damaged.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-99, -100
Adopted: January 9, 2006