BookPolicy Manual Section5000 Students TitleCARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY Codepo5513 StatusActive AdoptedAugust 1, 2007



The Board of Education believes that the schools should help students learn to respect property and develop feelings of pride in community institutions.


The Board charges each student with responsibility for the proper care of school property and the school supplies and equipment entrusted to his/her use.


Students who cause damage to school property shall be subject to disciplinary measures, and their parents shall be financially liable for such damage to the extent of the law, except that students eighteen (18) years of age or older shall also be liable for damage they cause.


The Board authorizes the principal of each school to demand full payment from those responsible for the loss, damage or destruction of school equipment, apparatus, musical instruments, library material, textbooks, and for damage to school buildings. If payment is not forthcoming as demanded, the principal is authorized to seek judicial assistance in obtaining payment.


The Board may report to the appropriate juvenile authorities any student whose damage of school property has been serious or chronic in nature.


The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy.

LegalWest Virginia Department of Education Policy 1224.1

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