[Library Media] FW: Overdue and Lost Library Book Fees

Sarah Herron Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org
Wed May 10 10:15:28 MDT 2017



Sarah G. Herron
Conference Chair, Utah Educational Library Media Association
Library Technology Teacher, M. Ed.
East High School
840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Email: sarah.herron at slcschools.org<mailto:sarah.herron at slcschools.org>
Phone:    801-583-1661 x2202
Fax:         801-584-2927

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From: Heather Anderson [mailto:heather.anderson at juabsd.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:04 AM
To: Sarah Herron <Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org>
Subject: Re: [Library Media] Overdue and Lost Library Book Fees

At Juab High School we don’t have much of a “policy”.  Overdue fines are .10 per day and students have to pay their fines before they can check out another book.  However, with the school year wrapping up I’ve got a long list of overdue fines and books that are still out.  My principal doesn’t care about the fines getting paid (which drives me crazy, we need to teach these students that they have to be held accountable for their actions) but he does about the books that aren’t turned in.  I send out letters and emails to parents for the books that aren’t turned in, then if they aren’t back by the new school year the cost to replace that book is put on their accounts with our financial secretary and they have to pay for them.

Hope that makes sense, just a lot of rambling on my part.

Heather


On May 10, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Sarah Herron <Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org<mailto:Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org>> wrote:

Hello!

Chris Haught from SEDC asked me a question about how UT school libraries handle lost and/or overdue book fees. Chris said, “I searched and found a lot of opinions and district policies, but nothing definitive. I once was told that it was illegal to charge elementary school students for lost books, and even fines because they were too young to enter into a contract.”

Any ideas on this topic? We would love to hear your input.

Thanks!

Sarah Herron


Sarah G. Herron
Conference Chair, Utah Educational Library Media Association
Library Technology Teacher, M. Ed.
East High School
840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Email: sarah.herron at slcschools.org<mailto:sarah.herron at slcschools.org>
Phone:    801-583-1661 x2202
Fax:         801-584-2927

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Heather Anderson
Media Specialist
Juab High School








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