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Textbook Policies

Textbooks and other instructional materials are issued at the beginning of each semester and throughout the semester as requested by teachers. Textbooks for year classes, such as Biology, Mathematics, English, History, and Modern Languages are usually issued for the full school year. Textbooks for semester classes are issued at the beginning of each semester and collected at the end of each semester. Class novels are issued and returned at the discretion of the teacher.

Please read the following rules and responsibilities carefully.
Students are responsible for the care and preservation of all instructional materials checked out to them and must report any and all unmarked damages to the library staff within 1 week of checking out materials.
The textbooks checked out to you with your Nogales High School ID card are the property of the Rowland Unified School District and are for your use while you are a student at Nogales High School.
Only students with a current, valid Nogales High School ID card will be issued books. Students will be issued textbooks only for those classes in which they are enrolled. Students are required to return all textbooks at the conclusion of the class, at the direction or request of the teacher and/or the Library staff, or if the student leaves school.

Textbook Guidelines
  1. Textbooks are only checked out with a current, valid Nogales High School ID card.
  2. All texts are to be covered with a paper or non-adhesive book cover.
  3. Students are to protect all textbooks from damage.
  4. Students are asked not to write, underline or highlight in textbooks, including textbook novels checked out for English classes (use sticky notes).
  5. If text is lost or damaged in any way, student will begin to pay all costs before a new textbook is issued.
  6. All texts checked out to the student must be returned in good, usable condition, with the barcode still attached to the book, at the end of the class.
  7. Students will not receive report cards, diplomas, transcripts or be allowed to have records transferred until all textbooks and library books are returned and outstanding fines are paid.
Textbook Fines and Fees
Report cards and transcripts may be withheld if a student owes a fine for overdue or damaged materials. Fines for repair or replacement of library or textbook materials are assessed when materials are abused during the time the student was responsible for the materials. Fines are assessed when a book is water or liquid damaged, the binding is damaged, a barcode or picture has been cut from the book, or damage due to ink, highlighter, or writing has occurred inside the book.

Damage Descriptions

Edge damage - marks or writing $3 -$5
Pages - crumpled, torn, defaced $5-$10
Broken spine - $10-$20
Cover damage- marks, writing, scratches $3-$5
Cover - bent, torn, or missing $10-$20
Lost - replacement cost
Unusable - stained, mildewed, burned, destroyed - replacement cost
Lost & paid, found, returned usable - Full Refund


Education Codes
19910 Malicious Cutting, Tearing, Defacing, Breaking or Injuring Library Property
19911 Willful Retention of Library Property
48904 Willful Misconduct; Limit of Liability of Parent or Guardian;
Withholding Grades, Diplomas or Transcripts, or the Transfer of Permanent Enrollment and Scholarship Records of Students causing Lost, Stolen or Damage to School Property, including but not limited to instructional materials.
Government Code
53069.5 Reward for Information Concerning Person Causing Death, Injury, or Property Damage; Liability for Reward
Civil Code
1714 Responsibility for Willful Acts and Negligence; Contributory Negligence
1714.1 Liability of Parent/Guardian or Act of Willful Misconduct by a Minor
1714.3 Liability for Parent/Guardian for Injury to Person/Property Caused by Minor Under Fifteen

Copyright Policy

It is the intent of the Governing Board of Rowland Unified School District to adhere to the provisions of all copyright laws and to maintain the highest ethical standards in the use of copyright materials. Willful infringement of copyright laws by district employees and students is prohibited.
Legal Reference: United States Code, Title 17
Copyright Act of 1976, effective January 1, 1978, PL 96-517 Amends Section 117 of 17

For further information please call 626-965-3437 ext. 3665 during the school day.