Teachers should issue textbooks to every student in the class.
The proper procedure for issuing textbooks is to place the student's name
and teacher's name in the front of the book. All books are the property
of the state of South Carolina. Every book has a designated place
in the front of the book to place a book number, the date, the student's
name, and the teacher's name. Some teachers may have to issue more
than one book to a student depending on the subject area. A textbook
list is also maintained for each class. The textbook list is the
inventory list for the classroom teacher. In other words, the textbook
list is a record of the number of books charged to the teacher. The
teacher is also able to periodically check on the status of books during
the year using the textbook list. Textbooks checks should take place
approximately every 4 1/2 weeks.
Even though students are not charged for using textbooks, they are responsible
for lost or damaged textbooks. During textbook checks, teachers may
discover that students have lost their books. Fines and replacement
costs are assessed to students based on the value of the book. Books
have a value based on the contract price given to schools from the state
department of education. Information on book fees and costs is posted
in the teacher workroom and available from the textbook manager.
If a student has to pay for a lost book during the year, they should see
the textbook manager. The textbook manager collects for the books,
receipts the student, and sends the new book to the teacher.
At the end of the school year, the teacher will conduct a final book
check. At this time, a end of year form is used to assess any damages
to the books and to list replacement costs for lost books. The teacher
may collect monies for lost or damaged books and should receipt the students.
If students do not pay the teachers by the last school day, the form is
sent to the office. Report cards will be held if any fees are not
paid, and students will not be allowed to register for the next school
year. Seniors owing money will not be allowed to graduate.
Go to main lesson page.
Go to North Augusta High School.
Go to Central Textbook Depository.
Go to SC Department of Education.
http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/Classwork/731sp2001/Lesson/Funderburk/textbook3.html (January, 2001)