I. Damaged or lost instructional materials
Textbooks, library books, and other instructional materials are loaned to students for their use and shall be returned when requested by school authorities. Students must pay for the repair of any book or instructional material that is damaged or pay current value of any book or material that is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. The legal guardian shall be held responsible for repair or replacement costs for minors. Adult students and emancipated minors shall be held personally responsible for repair or replacement costs.
The superintendent is authorized by the Board to establish administrative procedures to carry out these sanctions.
Any student who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures in any way any property, real or personal, belonging to the school district shall be held liable for all such damages up to the maximum amount allowed under state law. The parent or guardian of a minor shall be held responsible for such damages. An adult person or an emancipated minor shall be held personally liaable for any such damages.
The liability provided under state statue does not relieve the minor of personal liability for such damage. The liability of the parent for damages done by a minor child is in addition to any other liability which exists under the law.
The student may also be subject to disciplinary action.
Legal Reference: Connecticut State Statutes
10-221 , 10-228, and 52-572
Policy Approved: 4/8/85
Policy Revised: 5/19/97
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