Students are expected to take reasonable care of school property. Students shall pay for books,
school supplies, school equipment or other school property lost or damaged beyond ordinary wear
and tear. Payment shall be assessed by the principal of the school concerned, or a designated
person, in accordance with the price of the book or other article lost or damaged.
Any student who carelessly or intentionally defaces or damages school property shall be required
to pay for all damages, and may be subject to additional disciplinary action.
According to state law, parents or guardians of juveniles under the age of 18 are responsible for
vandalism, loss or damage caused by their children, up to an amount of $2,000. Proceedings
against the unemancipated minor may be initiated for any balance not paid by the parent or
guardian. In default of payment, the case shall be reported to the proper legal authorities or filed
in small claims court.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Cross Refs: ECA, Building and Grounds Security
Legal Refs: § 537.045, RSMo.
Dunklin R-5 School District, Herculaneum, Missouri
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