Textbook Policy

 

Issuance of Textbooks​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

  • All books will be barcoded and circulated through the University High School Media Center using the management software, Destiny.  Destiny has been implemented throughout Orange County Public Schools and tracks student textbook information.
  • Textbooks are issued to students.  Students must have a University identification card to check out textbooks.
  • It is strongly suggested that students record the textbook barcode number in the University Student Planner.  It is also suggested that the student write his/her name in the designated space on the inside cover of the textbook.  Names should not be written in supplemental novels, etc.
  • At the end of the class term/year, each textbook will be scanned as it is returned to the textbook room. 
  • The textbook tracking system will provide the obligation list.
  • Fines will be issued for damaged textbooks per the severity.  The student will be assessed $1.00 for damaged barcodes.  Students should report textbook damage immediately.  Students who have misplaced their textbook may check in the textbook room to see if it has been returned; otherwise the student is responsible monetarily for the loss of the textbook.  The University barcode on the back of the textbook is unique and it must be recognizable at the time of return.  If NO BARCODE IS VISIBLE, the student will be assessed the replacement value of the textbook.
  • Students may share lockers but it is not recommended.  If a locker has been forcibly opened, report the damage and/or textbook theft to the office immediately.
  • Students must report a locker theft within 24 hours to the Administrator in charge of lockers and to a School Resource Officer who will require the student to complete a written complaint.
  • Students SHOULD NOT leave assigned textbooks in classrooms.

Obligations

 

Students are expected to meet financial obligations to the school for such items as lost textbooks, uniforms, fundraiser items, etc.  Students must meet their current obligations before they will be allowed to purchase parking permits, yearbooks, tickets to special events, participate in graduation ceremonies, etc.  Obligation lists are maintained in the Media Center.

 

According to Florida Statue, Chapter 1006.42:

 

"Each parent of a student is liable for any loss or destruction of, or unnecessary damage to, the instructional materials or for failure of the student to return the instructional materials, and shall pay for such loss, destruction, or unnecessary damage as provided by law." 

 

"The failure to collect such sum by the principal may result in the suspension of the student from participation in extracurricular activities."

 

Textbook Contact:  Lisa Hecht at lisa.hect@ocps.net

Administrator:  Andrew Nelson at andrew.nelson@ocps.net

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