Clearwater, Florida -- One Bay area school district is already using them. But in another few years, electronic textbooks may become law throughout the state.
There's no other state out there that's made a move this bold, according to one lobbyist with the textbook industry. A state law giving a deadline to make all of Florida's textbooks digital ones.
When Clearwater High School students lined up to pick up their new Kindle e-book readers last year, they were one-of-a-kind -- the first in the state.
Soon, they'll be just like everyone else.
Assuming a new law is signed by Governor Rick Scott, Florida's schools will be under orders to shelve old-fashioned textbooks and move to all-digital textbooks in four years.
Some schools can start a pilot program as soon as this coming school year.
Under the new law, every district will have to have its books all-electronic by the 2015-2016 school year.