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Media Center Policy

The Media Center is the research and resource hub of the school. We house books, videos, and computers for students to use for their curriculum related needs. Students may access the collection individually or in a whole classroom setting.


Students admitted to the Media Center during class time with teacher's permission.

A teacher may send up to five students to the Media Center at a time.

Students are responsible for materials checked out to them.

Please do not loan books checked out in your name to another student.

If a book is lost or damaged the student must pay the original cost of the book.

Students who pay for materials which are later found and returned in good condition will be given a refund.

Media Center Student Rules
Respect others.
Follow directions.
Use time wisely.
Speak softly.
Handle books with care.
Finally, all school rules apply in the Media Center

Copies needed for research/library related projects are free of charge.
The Polk School District abides by all copyright laws.


Eastside Elementary School adheres to PSD Board policies and procedures regarding the use of computers and access to the Internet. 
Computer usage in the Media Center is for academic purposes only.
DO NOT use Media Center computers for social networking, personal email, or computer games.
DO NOT change settings, backgrounds, etc. on library computers.
Librarian is always available to assist with research related activities and book recommendations.

GDOE Media Center Policy:
160-4-4-.O1 MEDIA PROGRAMS . (1) REQUIREMENTS. (a) Each local board of education shall adopt a media policy that 1. Provides for the establishment of a media committee at the system level and at each school. 2. Requires development of procedures for the school system and for (i) Selecting materials locally, (ii) Handling requests for reconsideration of materials, (iii) Considering gifts of instructional resources, (iv) Using non-school owned materials, (v) Complying with copyright law. Eastside Elementary's Media Center Committee is the sitting Leadership Team. (b) The local school superintendent shall appoint a system media contact person to serve as liaison to the department. Polk School District/System Media Coordinator is Wesley Stiles.

(c) Each school shall have a media center staffed by media personnel in accordance with Rule 160-5-1-.22 Personnel Required and shall develop processes to implement system media policy and procedures.

The following shall be included in school media program implementation.

1. A plan for flexibly scheduled media center access for students and teachers in groups or as individuals simultaneously throughout each instructional day. Accessibility shall refer to the facility, the staff, and the resources and shall be based on instructional need.

2. A media committee that makes recommendations and decisions related to planning, operation, evaluation and improvement of the media program. This committee shall annually evaluate media services and develop a multi-year media plan for budget and services priorities.

3. Collaborative planning that includes joint determination by media specialist and teachers to ensure use of media center resources and services that support on-going classroom instruction and implementation of the state-adopted curriculum.

-- Authority O.C.G.A. § 20-2-167; 20-2-168(b); 20-2-182(f); 20-2-184.
Adopted : May 14, 1998 Effective: June 15, 1998

~reprinted from Polk School District Board Policy~

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