The board of directors of each and every school district is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt textbooks for the teaching of all branches that are now or may hereafter be authorized to be taught in the public schools of the state, and to contract for and buy said books and any and all other necessary school supplies at said contract prices, and to sell the same to the pupils of their respective districts at cost, loan such textbooks to such pupils free, or rent them to such pupils at such reasonable fee as the board shall fix, and said money so received shall be returned to the general fund.
Textbooks adopted and purchased by a school district may, and shall to the extent funds are appropriated by the general assembly, be made available to pupils attending nonpublic schools upon request of the pupil or the pupil's parent under comparable terms as made available to pupils attending public schools. As used in this paragraph, "textbooks" means books and loose-leaf or bound manuals, systems of reusable instructional materials or combinations of books and supplementary instructional materials which convey information to the student or otherwise contribute to the learning process, or electronic textbooks, including but not limited to computer software, applications using computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisc, and other computer courseware and magnetic media.
[C97, § 2824; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 4446; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 301.1]
93 Acts, ch 63, § 1; 96 Acts, ch 1113, §1
Referred to in § 301.30
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