Textbooks will be issued through the Library Media Center. All textbooks issued to students must have protective book cover available for free in the Library Media Center. Textbooks are issued according to the barcode number. Therefore, students must return the same books that were issued to them. Students should not to leave textbooks in classrooms. If another student uses a different student's book and it becomes damaged or lost, the student who has checked out the book is still responsible. Please see the Textbook Damage Report (see file below) for a list of typical damage fines and replacement costs of regularly issued textbooks.
Students have two weeks after a book is issued to inspect and report any damages that are not noted. They may use the Textbook Damage Report (see file below) given to them when the book is checked out. Damage not reported and noted may be charged at the end of the year. When textbooks are returned at the end of the school year, fines may be charged for damages beyond "normal wear" such as writing, water damage, torn or missing pages, and damaged or missing barcodes. Parent and student are responsible for all lost items.
Students are welcome to use a backpack, totebag, or rolling backpack to carry their textbooks and personal items. Challenger does not have book lockers and teachers are aware of that students must carry their books. Teachers will let students know when they need to have the book for their classroom lesson. We encourage students to carry only what they need to school each day to reduce the weight they carry on a daily basis.
If you have any questions regarding textbooks, please contact the Library Techician, Mrs. Vicki Gandy at 858-302-3000, extension 3070.