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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Rental of curricular materials. Clarifies provisions concerning the rental of curricular materials to students by a governing body of a school corporation. Amends provisions concerning the purchase and rental of curricular materials to include charter school organizers and charter schools. Provides the following: (1) For curricular materials that are computer hardware that will be consumed, accessed, or used by a single student during a semester or school year, a governing body or an organizer of a charter school may rent curricular materials at an annual rental rate of not more than 50% of the price that the governing body or Rental of curricular materials. Clarifies provisions concerning the rental of curricular materials to students by a governing body of a school corporation. Amends provisions concerning the purchase and rental of curricular materials to include charter school organizers and charter schools. Provides the following: (1) For curricular materials that are computer hardware that will be consumed, accessed, or used by a single student during a semester or school year, a governing body or an organizer of a charter school may rent curricular materials at an annual rental rate of not more than 50% of the price that the governing body or organizer of a charter school paid for the curricular materials. (2) For curricular materials other than computer hardware that will be consumed, accessed, or used by a single student during a semester or school year, the annual rental rate may not be more than 25% of the price the governing body or organizer of a charter school paid for the curricular materials. (3) For all curricular materials, the governing body or organizer of a charter school may not assess a rental fee for curricular materials that have been paid for through rental fees previously collected. (Current law provides that: (1) the annual rental rate for curricular materials may not exceed 25% of the retail price of the curricular materials; and (2) a governing body may not assess a rental fee of more than 25% of the retail price of curricular materials that have been paid for through rental fees previously collected.) Provides that a governing body and an organizer of a charter school may not require a student enrolled in the school corporation or charter school to purchase curricular materials. Removes a reference to "state" adopted curricular materials. Repeals a provision that requires a governing body of a school corporation to rent curricular materials. Makes corrections. ... View more