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22 Pa. Code § 711.1. Definitions.


§ 711.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Charter School Law (24 P.S. § §  17-1701-A—17-1723-A).

   Charter school—An independent public school established and operated under a charter from the local board of school directors and in which students are enrolled or attend. A charter school shall be organized as a public, nonprofit corporation. Charters may not be granted to any for-profit entity.

   Child with a disability—As defined in 34 CFR 300.8 (relating to child with a disability).

   Cyber charter school—As defined in section 1703-A of the act (24 P.S. §  17-1703-A).

   Department—The Department of Education of the Commonwealth.

   ESY—Extended school year.

   FAPE—Free appropriate public education.

   IDEA—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C.A. § §  1400—1419).

   IEP—Individualized education program.


 Regional charter school—As defined in section 1703-A of the act.

   SEA—State education agency—The Department of Education of the Commonwealth.

   School entity—A school district, intermediate unit, joint school or area vocational technical school.

   Secretary—The Secretary of the Department.

   Section 504—Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.A. §  794).


   The provisions of this §  711.1 amended under sections 1732-A(c)(2) and 1749-A(b)(8) of the Charter School Law (24 P.S. 17-1732-A(c)(2) and 17-1749-A(b)(8).


   The provisions of this §  711.1 amended June 27, 2008, effective July 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3593. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (279620).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  10.2 (relating to definitions).

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