§ 403.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AYPAdequate yearly progress as defined by section 1111(b)(2)(C) of Title I (20 U.S.C.A. § 6311(b)(2)(C)), added by NCLB.
Associates degreeAssociates degree as described in § 31.21(b)(1) (relating to curricula).
Core academic subjectsCore academic subjects as defined by section 9101(11) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C.A. § 7801(11) (relating to definitions)), as amended by the NCLB.
Dangerous incidentA weapons possession incident resulting in arrest (guns, knives or other weapons) or a violent incident resulting in arrest (homicide, kidnapping, robbery, sexual offenses and assault) as reported on the Violence and Weapons Possession Report (PDE-360).
DepartmentThe Department of Education of the Commonwealth.
ESEAThe Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.A. § § 63017941), as amended by the NCLB.
Highly qualified elementary teacherHighly qualified elementary teacher as defined by section 9101(23) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C.A. § 7801(23)), as amended by the NCLB.
Highly qualified middle or secondary teacherHighly qualified middle or secondary teacher as defined by section 9101(23) of the ESEA as amended by the NCLB.
Institution of higher educationInstitution of higher education as defined by section 9101(24) of the ESEA.
LEAA local educational agency.
NCLBThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. No. 107110, 115 Stat. 1425) (20 U.S.C.A. § § 6053e, 6054b, 6055h, 6056a, 10411044, 3427 and 6052).
PSSAThe Pennsylvania System of State Assessment.
Persistently dangerous schoolA public elementary, secondary or charter school that meets one of the following criteria in the most recent school year and in 1 additional year of the 2 years prior to the most recent school year:
(i) For a school whose enrollment is 250 or less, at least five dangerous incidents.
(ii) For a school whose enrollment is 251 to 1,000, a number of dangerous incidents that represents at least 2% of the schools enrollment.
(iii) For a school whose enrollment is over 1,000, 20 or more dangerous incidents.
Public School CodeThe Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 1-10127-2702).
Safe public schoolA public school that has not been designated as a persistently dangerous school under this chapter or that has had that designation removed by the Department.
State BoardThe State Board of Education of the Commonwealth.
Title ITitle I of the ESEA (20 U.S.C.A. § § 63016578), as amended by the NCLB.
Two years of study at an institution of higher educationCompletion of 48 credits at an institution of higher education.
Victim or student victimThe student against whom a violent criminal offense has been perpetrated while the student was in or on the grounds of the public elementary or secondary school that the student attends.
Violent criminal offenseAny of the following offenses that are set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to Crimes Code):
(iii) Aggravated assault (on the student).
(v) Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
(vi) Sexual assault.
(vii) Aggravated indecent assault.
(viii) Indecent assault.
(ix) Attempt to commit any of the following: homicide, murder or voluntary manslaughter.
The provisions of this § 403.2 amended December 27, 2002, effective December 28, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6359; amended June 27, 2003, effective June 28, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2980. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (295085) to (295086).
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