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In a message dated 4/28/2006 3:24:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
sreinders@ADACHRISTIAN.ORG writes:

When a  student returns a book with damage, how do you decide whether
you're going  to repair or charge the student to replace it?  Do you
primarily  consider the percentage of the book that's been damaged?  The
type of  damage (water, torn page, dog attack, chocolate pudding?)  The
amount  of time that will be needed to make the book useable again?  The
price  or age of the book?  The remorse shown by the  student?

I don't think there are any hard and fast rules. ALL of these things come  
into play.  If a book comes in still wet, it isn't going back on the shelf  
because of mold issues.  If a few pages are wrinkled, but dry, no  problem.  
Sometimes I will keep a book to use in lessons about book care at  the beginning of 
the year, but they are not put back on the shelf.  I don't  charge for these.
If someone has hard and fast rules, I'd like to know, too :-)  

Wendy Stoll,  Librarian
Smyrna Elementary
Louisville,  KY

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