§ 15-1501-C. Definitions
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 15-1501-C
§ 15-1501-C. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this article shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“2005 mathematics proficiency target.” Forty-five percent of students in a school entity scoring at a level equal to or above proficient on the PSSA test in mathematics administered to students in a school with an eleventh grade in the 2003-2004 school year.
“2005 reading proficiency target.” Fifty-four percent of students in a school entity scoring at a level equal to or above proficient on the PSSA test in reading administered to students in a school with an eleventh grade in the 2003-2004 school year.
“Department.” The Department of Education of the Commonwealth.
“Eligible school entity.” For the purposes of the Educational Assistance Program operated pursuant to sections 1502-C and 1512-C,1 a school entity with one or more schools identified by the Department of Education as having failed to meet one or more academic performance targets in the 2002-2003 school year.
“Eligible student.” A resident of this Commonwealth who is enrolled full time in kindergarten through twelfth grade in a school entity and is deemed eligible pursuant to section 1502-C(b) or section 1512-C(b).
“Eligibility test.” The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment or a commercially prepared, standardized achievement test approved by the Department of Education. A list of approved tests under this article shall be published annually in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
“Grant.” A grant awarded to a grant recipient under this article.
“Grant recipient.” A resident of this Commonwealth who is a parent, guardian or person in parental relation to an eligible student.
“Provider.” A school entity, an institution of higher education, a nonprofit or for-profit organization or a certified teacher employed by a school entity, that is approved by the Department of Education to provide education support services or tutoring under the Educational Assistance Program.
“School entity.” Shall mean:
(1) For purposes of the Educational Support Services Program, any of the following located in this Commonwealth: a school district, intermediate unit, joint school district, area career and technical school, charter school, independent school, licensed private academic school, accredited school, a school registered under section 1327(b)2 or the Scranton School for the Deaf.
(2) For purposes of the Educational Assistance Program established in section 1502-C, any of the following located in this Commonwealth: a school district, joint school district, area career and technical school or independent school.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XV-C, § 1501-C, added 2001, May 17, P.L. 4, No. 4, § 5, effective July 1, 2001. Amended 2002, June 29, P.L. 524, No. 88, § 11, imd. effective; 2003, Dec. 23, P.L. 304, No. 48, § 15, imd. effective; 2004, July 4, P.L. 536, No. 70, § 13, imd. effective; 2005, July 13, P.L. 226, No. 46, § 6, imd. effective; 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 31, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 15-1501-C, PA ST 24 P.S. § 15-1501-C
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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