Published Online: February 19, 1997

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State Textbook Funding Policies

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Are state funds provided for textbooks? If yes, how much was spent in 1996? Are state funds provided for textbooks in nonpublic schools? Are students charged a fee that includes the purchase or rental of textbooks?
Alabama Yes, $50 per pupil, plus $250,000 extra for math. No No
Alaska Yes - -
Arizona Yes No No
Arkansas Yes, $44.50 per pupil. - -
California Yes, $31.93 per pupil, K-8; $21.35, 9-12. No No
Colorado Yes, amount unknown. No Yes
Connecticut No - -
Delaware Yes, amount unknown. No No
Georgia Yes, $22 per pupil. - -
Hawaii Yes, $1.2 million. No No
Idaho Yes, amount unknown. No No
Illinois Yes, $9.2 million plus $14.02 per public and nonpublic pupils in grades 2-4. Yes Yes
Indiana Yes, for students eligible for free lunch. Yes1 Yes
Iowa No Yes Yes
Kansas No No Yes
Kentucky Yes, for pre-K-8. No, for 9-12. No Yes
Louisiana Yes, $27.02 per pupil. - -
Maine Did not respond to survey.
Maryland No - -
Massachusetts Did not respond to survey.
Michigan No No No
Minnesota Yes Yes No
Mississippi Yes, $45 per pupil. - No
Missouri Yes No No
Montana Only as part of the base aid. No No
Nebraska No - No
Nevada Yes, elementary, $29.15 per pupil; middle school, $27.42; high school, $37.86. No No
New Hampshire No No No
New Jersey Yes, $8.19 million. Yes No
New Mexico Yes. Yes No
New York Yes, $36 per pupil. Yes No
North Carolina Yes, $40.31 per pupil. - No
North Dakota Yes, amount unknown. - -
Ohio Yes, amount unknown. Yes No
Oklahoma Yes, $33 per pupil. No No
Oregon Yes, amount unknown. No No
Pennsylvania No No No
Rhode Island Yes - -
South Carolina Yes - -
South Dakota No No No
Tennessee Yes, in 1994-1995, $43 per pupil. No No
Texas Yes, $63.33 per pupil. No No
Utah Yes No Yes2
Vermont No No No
Virginia Yes, $41.65 per pupil. - -
Washington No No No
West Virginia Yes, amount unknown. No No
Wisconsin Yes, amount unknown. No Yes
Wyoming Yes, amount unknown. No Yes 3

Footnotes

1 Indiana provides funds for students who are eligible to receive free lunches.
2 Districts may charge fees for secondary students.
3 Districts may charge fees but generally do not.

SOURCE: Indiana Department of Education, 1996 survey.

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