[library-media] Students who leave school still owing books
kirsten.weber at sevier.k12.ut.us
Wed Dec 2 12:25:00 MST 2009
We have a checkout form the students get from the office. The form
includes the library checkout information. They are required to check
out with me before they can hand in the form. I write down what the
student still has checked out, as well as what it costs to replace it.
I also include overdue book fines. If they don't return the book then
their account is charged. Our school requires all fees to be paid
before they send transcripts to another school. I don't think they can
legally withhold them, but that is what the understanding is for our
students and their parents. It works for us. I seldom don't get the
books back or the money to replace the books not returned.
Richfield High School
510 W. Wildcat Way
Richfield, UT 84701
On Dec 2, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Caryn McGinty wrote:
> Once again this morning we have a student who dropped out and never
> returned the two books she borrowed. Both of them, of course, were
> very popular ones with long lists of students waiting to read them.
> This happens every week or two, where someone either drops out or
> transfers to another school and doesn't ever return their books. It
> makes me so irate! Because of financial troubles with our district I
> literally do not have a budget this year, so I can't just replace
> any books that walk away. Now all those students who were waiting to
> read those two books will be disappointed.
> Kids at this high school are supposed to check out with everyone
> before they leave, but many of those who owe books either skip
> library checkout or simply don't bother to check out at all. There
> seems to be no recourse. I'm just told, with a shrug, "Well, they're
> already gone so there's not much we can do about it now."
> Is that true? Or is there something that can be done? In my high
> school and university if you owed anything at all you couldn't get
> your transcripts, so you couldn't transfer or graduate. But that was
> in a different state, as well as several years ago. How on earth do
> you prevent this from happening? Or, when it happens, how do you
> rectify it?
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