Teachers shall be responsible for all school property under their supervision, including books and other instructional materials used by students. Teachers will take annual inventories of school-owned property assigned to their classrooms or otherwise under their care and will keep records in accordance with regulations set by their building principal or by the district’s business office.
The Board of Trustees does not encourage the use of school equipment by other than school personnel. However, upon request, subject to the approval of the principal in charge, some items may be loaned to community groups or organizations. Such use will be approved only for school-related, civic or educational groups and not for commercial purposes. Such equipment shall be released with the accepting individual assuming full responsibility and liability for the equipment.
The Board permits school equipment to be used by staff members when such use is directly related to their employment (for example, in the preparation of a lesson or project), and to students when such use is directly related to their studies or extracurricular activities. Proper controls shall be established by each building principal and/or the business office to ensure the user’s responsibility for and return of all school equipment.
Current practice codified 1978
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