Restitution of Monies

Restitution of Monies
Jordan Duke

RESTITUTION OF MONIES: GHC policy and State law provides that the parent or guardian of a minor is liable to a school district, charter organization, or private school for all property loaned to and not returned or willfully damaged by the minor. It also authorizes local school districts to adopt a policy whereby the marks, diploma, or transcripts of these students may be withheld until the pupil or the parent/guardian pays for the damages or returns the property. The Student Store accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards in payment of most purchases and restitution of monies.

For student-issued instructional resources, i.e. textbooks, library books and Chromebooks that are damaged or destroyed and/or not returned, the parent or guardian is responsible for the replacement cost of the instructional resources. A $20.00 late fee will be charged for the return of books or payments made for replacement after the end-of-year deadline. Please see Textbook Policy for additional information regarding late fees and replacement costs associated with instructional resources.

It is the policy of GHC to seek restitution, including but not limited to, when a student willfully cuts, defaces, causes the loss, non-return or otherwise injures any property, real or personal, belonging to the school district or 45 a school employee. The parent/guardian of the student is liable for such damages, up to the amount allowed by law.

Upon receiving notification, the parent(s) or guardian(s) may pay the outstanding obligation, or the student or parent may complete a voluntary work assignment if agreed to by the school. Upon satisfactory completion of the school’s determined voluntary work assignment, the marks, diploma, or transcripts shall be released and/or the debt discharged.

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