Each city, exempted village, and local board of education shall make all necessary provisions and arrangements to place the textbooks or electronic textbooks purchased within easy reach of and accessible to all the pupils in their district. In city and exempted village school districts the superintendent of schools and in local school districts the treasurer of the board of education shall be the custodian of all textbooks or electronic textbooks purchased for the use of and furnished free to all the pupils attending public schools of such district. They shall distribute such textbooks or electronic textbooks, keep such records, maintain such accounts, and make such reports as the board requires. The board may employ such additional help as is necessary to properly administer this section. This section does not prohibit any pupil, or the parent of any pupil, from purchasing textbooks or electronic textbooks for their own use, or the use of their children or wards in the schools of the district in which such purchaser resides. The board in each school district upon the request of a pupil, or the parent of any pupil, shall sell to such individual making the request textbooks or electronic textbooks of the kind requested at a price not to exceed the cost paid therefor plus ten per cent. The proceeds of such sales shall be credited to the fund from which payments are made by the board for the purchase of textbooks or electronic textbooks. As used in this paragraph, the word "pupil" includes any school-aged child who resides in the district.
Effective Date: 05-25-1999.