Textbooks and other instructional materials are the property of USD 259, Wichita Public Schools. They are provided for the use of students who are enrolled in district schools and centers with the expectation they will be returned in the condition they were issued less reasonable wear and tear. Students who lose or damage instructional materials will be charged the replacement cost of the lost or damaged item(s).
Each student shall return all textbooks issued to the student at the time they withdraw from the school, at the end of the first semester for all classes that do not continue, or at the end of the school year. Students shall write their names inside in the appropriate place, and properly use and care for the textbooks. Each student or their parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for textbooks not returned or damaged by the students. Any student failing to return textbooks or who fails to pay for lost or damaged items may as a result have holds placed on progress reports, report cards and diplomas, be excluded from participation in graduation ceremonies, extracurricular activities, sports and special programs/events. All fines must be paid by no later than the last instructional day of the school year.
Students are required to pay the replacement cost for damaged textbooks and instructional materials. The costs of books and materials are available in the district’s Textbook Manager System. Payment is made in the office and a receipt will be issued to the student. The student then presents the receipt to the teacher so that another textbook may be issued. If the lost book is found, the payment will be refunded.