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H.319

Introduced by Representatives Trombley of Grand Isle, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City and Gilbert of Fairfax

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; department of education; clearinghouse; bulk purchases

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to clarify that the program of centralized purchasing developed by the commissioners of education and of buildings and general services shall include the opportunity to purchase programs and textbooks aligned with Vermont standards and local curricula and other teaching materials.

AN ACT RELATING TO CENTRALIZED PURCHASING OF PROGRAMS AND TEXTBOOKS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  29 V.S.A. § 905(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The commissioner of buildings and general services and the commissioner of education, or their designees, shall develop and promote a program of centralized purchasing of equipment and supplies for public schools in Vermont, by which purchases may be combined in order to obtain volume purchasing discounts and other purchasing benefits.  The program shall include the opportunity to purchase programs and textbooks aligned with Vermont standards and local curricula and other teaching materials.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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