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General Laws

Section 1R. The board of education shall provide for the establishment of school library and nonprint media services, including:

(1) the acquisition or rental of library and nonprint media materials, resources, and appropriate equipment.

(2) supplementary library and nonprint media subprofessional personnel.

(3) consultative services.

Funds as may be appropriated shall be disbursed according to a formula established by the board which shall take into account the average expenditure over the immediately preceding five years by the local school committee for the library and nonprint media resources; the ratio of library and nonprint media center professional staff to pupil enrollment; the per pupil expenditures for said staff; and the current year school committee expenditure for library and nonprint media resources.

In certifying school library and nonprint media programs eligible for aid, the board shall establish minimum standards for personnel, accessibility of resources, appropriateness of library and nonprint media services and the local budget support.

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