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(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/28-19.1

    (105 ILCS 5/28-19.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 28-19.1)
    Sec. 28-19.1. Any member of the public may inspect all text and instructional material used in the public schools.
(Source: P.A. 81-625.)

105 ILCS 5/28-19.2

    (105 ILCS 5/28-19.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 28-19.2)
    Sec. 28-19.2. (a) No discrimination or punishment of any kind, including the lowering of grades or exclusion from classes, may be exercised against a student whose parents or guardians are unable to purchase required textbooks or instructional materials or to pay required fees.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 83-573.)

105 ILCS 5/28-19.5

    (105 ILCS 5/28-19.5)
    Sec. 28-19.5. Funding for electronic format of textbooks. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a school district may use funding received pursuant to this Code to purchase textbooks or instructional materials in an electronic format or hard-bound format and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use electronic textbooks or instructional materials if both of the following conditions are met:
        (1) It can ensure that each pupil will be provided
with a copy of the instructional materials to use at school and at home.
        (2) It will assist the pupil in comprehending the
Providing access to the materials at school and at home does not require the school district to purchase 2 sets of materials.
(Source: P.A. 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10.)

105 ILCS 5/28-20

    (105 ILCS 5/28-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 28-20)
    Sec. 28-20. Definitions.
    (a) For purposes of this Act the term instructional materials shall mean both print and non-print materials, including electronic textbooks, that are used in the educational process.
    (b) For purposes of this Article, "textbook" includes electronic or digital textbooks that are used for educational purposes.
(Source: P.A. 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10.)

105 ILCS 5/28-21

    (105 ILCS 5/28-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 28-21)
    Sec. 28-21. The State Board of Education shall require each publisher of any printed textbook or electronic textbook that is listed for use by the State Board of Education under this Article or that is furnished at public expense under Sections 28-14 through 28-19 and is first published after July 19, 2006 to furnish, as provided in this Section, an accessible electronic file set of contracted print material to the National Instructional Materials Access Center, which shall then be available to the State Board of Education or its authorized user for the purpose of conversion to an accessible format for use by a child with a print disability and for distribution to local education agencies. An "accessible electronic file" means a file that conforms to specifications of the national file format adopted by the United States Department of Education. Other terms used in this Section shall be construed in compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and related regulations.
(Source: P.A. 95-415, eff. 8-24-07; 96-1403, eff. 7-29-10.)