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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Elimination of textbook fees. Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2021, money in the fund is continually appropriated. Requires the department to submit an amount necessary to fully fund curricular materials for each public school student. Requests an appropriation in the Elimination of textbook fees. Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education (department) shall administer the fund. Provides that for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2021, money in the fund is continually appropriated. Requires the department to submit an amount necessary to fully fund curricular materials for each public school student. Requests an appropriation in the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2023, to fund curricular materials. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes corresponding changes. ... View more