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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Textbook funding. Provides textbooks to students in public schools and in accredited nonpublic schools at no charge to the student's family. Establishes a parental reimbursement program as the mechanism to provide textbooks for students in accredited nonpublic schools. Abolishes the public school textbook rental program and the public school textbook library program. Abolishes the program that provides state reimbursement for textbook assistance to certain public and private school students. Redefines "textbook" to include the various kinds of instructional materials that are currently eligible for state reimbursement under the textbook assistance program. Requires a school corporation to establish a textbook fund and to appropriate money from the fund to purchase and distribute textbooks. Provides an annual state textbook grant to school corporations of $85 per average daily membership for deposit in the textbook account. Provides an annual appropriation of $85 per student enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school for whom textbook reimbursement is sought. Makes conforming changes and adds transitional provisions.