7. Students other than those enrolled in adult education have a right to the free use of textbooks and other instructional material required for the teaching of programs of studies until the last day of the school calendar of the school year in which they reach 18 years of age, or 21 years of age in the case of handicapped persons within the meaning of the Act to secure the handicapped in the exercise of their rights (chapter E-20.1). Each student shall have the personal use of the textbook chosen pursuant to section 96.15 for each compulsory and elective subject in which the student receives instruction.
The right of free use does not extend to documents in which students write, draw or cut out.
Instructional material does not include pencils, paper and other objects of a like nature.
1988, c. 84, s. 7; 1990, c. 78, s. 54; 1997, c. 96, s. 7.