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Fines in Secondary
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In order to increase circulation in my secondary schools I am trying to convince my leadership to allow us to stop charging library fines. I was wondering if any of you have tried this and have found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Armour May 17, 2016.

 

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Jennifer Armour replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"I do charge fines, but I have been putting a cap on them.  The largest fee a person can be charged for a late book is $5, however, if a book is lost/damaged then the student pays the cost of the book.  I do not have many issues with…"
May 17, 2016
Shawn replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"I am in a similar situation at an elementary school. These kids are learning to be responsible, no late fees but I do charge for lost or damaged items. Shawn"
Jul 7, 2015
Shawn replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"Did you decide? I am curious because I have issues with students not being  accountable for their actions and if I did not charge fines for damaging materials I would want to have a consequence for their actions. Shawn"
Jul 7, 2015
April Pleasants replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"Our school used to fine students for late books which affected students' enthusiasm and motivation to check out books. When we changed librarian, our Principal persuaded her to drop the fines, and create something other than fining students.…"
Jul 3, 2015
EJ replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"We don't charge fines to students or teachers but we do to parents (private international school so parents use the library a lot). I've never found fines an incentive for students to return books on time. In fact they are more likely to…"
Jan 8, 2015
Mary Stratton replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"We do not fine students, this is an urban hs library and my philosophy is that the books are getting into the students' hands. Granted, they still have a level of responsibility to learn about borrowing privileges, but that comes down on them…"
Jun 5, 2014
Jeanne Pilgrim Mayo replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"Hi Suzanna:  I too hate the fines but as a district we have to charge them.  However we now have two months a year that students can pay off their fines with food... Food for Fines.... the food collected is given to a local food…"
Mar 25, 2014
Tanya Sasvary replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"We do not charge fines at my high school.  If a book is a month overdue students receive a referral for lunch detention.  Usually the books are immediately returned at that point, and the student does not wind up serving detention."
Nov 29, 2013
Jessica Brinkman replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"We do charge fines, but to keep students checking out books we accept partial payments (10 cents minimum)."
Nov 14, 2013
Rebecca Nelson replied to Suzanna L. Panter's discussion Fines in Secondary
"I do not charge overdue library fines in my high school library.  If a book becomes overdue, the student's library privileges stop until the book it returned.  I charge to print--10 cents a page.  Of course, if the book is lost…"
Oct 29, 2013
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Fines in Secondary

In order to increase circulation in my secondary schools I am trying to convince my leadership to allow us to stop charging library fines. I was wondering if any of you have tried this and have found success. I was also hoping for some of you to share your fine policy with me. Do you have a grace period? Do you have a max fine?  Thank you for your help!SuzannaSee More
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"Greetings Suzanna, I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school…"
Jan 26, 2012
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I am a school librarian at Dumbarton Elementary in Henrico, VA. I serve approximately 650 students prek-5, 200 of them receiving ELL services.
I was an AASL sponsored Emerging Leader 2009 for ALA.
I am the author of: Teaching Elementary Students to Be Safe on the Internet, Library Media Connection, v27 n6 p32-33 May-Jun 2009
I last presented at AASL in Charlotte, NC. Librarian: Crew Chief For Your ELL Student's Race Toward Success

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At 12:51am on January 26, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Suzanna,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

 
 
 

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