HB492: Textbooks; provide each student a copy that may be used at home.

Offered January 11, 2006
Prefiled January 9, 2006
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-251 of the Code of Virginia, relating to textbooks in public schools.
Patron-- Frederick

Referred to Committee on Education

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 22.1-251 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-251. Free textbooks, etc., for eligible children.

Each school board shall provide, free of charge, such textbooks and workbooks required for courses of instruction for each child attending public schools and shall ensure that such textbooks and workbooks are available in sufficient quantity to provide each student an individual copy that may be used at home unless all required course materials are available on school-issued computers that may be used by students at home. The cost of furnishing such textbooks and workbooks may be paid from school operating funds or the textbook fund or such other funds as are available. The Board of Education shall promulgate regulations governing these systems.