Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. The department will administer the provision of the School Library Material Act [22-15C-1 to 22-15C-10 NMSA 1978] as follows:
(1) allocate and distribute money to school districts, charter schools and state institutions from the fund to pay for the cost of purchasing school library material; the cost of purchasing school library materials may include shipping and handling charges for the delivery of school library material;
(2) enforce rules for the handling, safekeeping and distribution of school library material and money from the fund; and
(3) withdraw or withhold the privilege of participating in the free use of school library material in case of noncompliance with the provisions of the School Library Material Act or this rule.
B. On or before July 1 of each year, the department shall distribute from the fund at least ninety percent of the estimated entitlement for each school district, charter school or state institution as determined from the forty-day membership of the previous school year. Additional students shall be counted as six students for the purpose of the allocation.
C. On or before January 15 of each year, the department shall recompute each entitlement using the forty-day membership for that year and shall allocate the balance of the annual appropriation adjusting for and over-or under-estimation made in the first allocation.
D. Annually, the department will submit a budget for the next fiscal year to the department of finance and administration showing expenditures for school library material to be paid from the fund, including reasonable shipping and handling charges and library material processing expenses.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - N, 05-15-06

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