Admin

Textbook Policy

Issuance of Textbooks

  • All books will be barcoded and circulated through the Lake Nona High School Media Center using the management software, Destiny. Destiny has been implemented throughout Orange County Public Schools and tracks student textbook information. Textbook obligations follow a student throughout his/her years in OCPS.
  • Textbooks are issued to students. Students must have a Lake Nona identification card to check out textbooks. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up their textbooks.
  • It is strongly suggested that students record the textbook barcode number in their Lake Nona 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 Media Center. Students should listen to the name being stated and confirm that the textbook was assigned to them. 
  • The textbook tracking system will provide the obligation list.
  • Fines will be issued for damaged textbooks per the severity. The student will be assessed $2.00 for damaged barcodes. Students should report textbook damage immediately. Students who have misplaced their textbook may check in the Media Center or on their Destiny account to see if it has been returned; otherwise the student is responsible monetarily for the loss of the textbook. The Lake Nona or OCPS barcode on the textbook must be recognizable at the time of return. If NO BARCODE IS VISIBLE or has been PURPOSEFULLY REMOVED, the student will be assessed the replacement value of the textbook as it will be considered a lost or stolen textbook.
  • Students are NOT allowed to share lockers and are responsible for their own textbooks and personal items. If a locker has been forcibly opened, report the damage and/or textbook theft to an administrator immediately. The School Resource Officer will require the student to complete a written complaint.
  • 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 textbooks assigned to them in classrooms. Teachers are not responsible for textbooks left in their 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. Records of obligations are maintained on the Destiny management system.

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: Cristen Krugh

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