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House Bill 1637


House Bill 1637

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


School textbook funding. Expands the definition of "textbook" to include certain materials used in student instruction. Requires school corporations to establish a textbook fund and to use money from the fund to purchase textbooks. Provides an annual state textbook grant equal to $83 multiplied by the average daily membership of a school corporation. Requires the deposit of grant funds in a school corporation's textbook fund. Limits a student textbook rental fee to 25% of the total purchase price of the textbooks minus $83. Repeals provision: (1) governing the accounting methods for textbook rental programs; and (2) authorizing the governing body of a school corporation to furnish textbooks free of charge in hardship cases.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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