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§391.2.  Definitions

As used in this Part, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section, except when the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(1)  "Communication skills" means the arts of reading, writing, and speaking the English language.  

(2)  "Basic computational skills" means skill in basic arithmetic and mathematics.  

(3)  "School board" means a parish or city school board.  

(4)  "Public education" means the elementary and secondary level educational programs funded by the state and local government in the public schools and other institutions providing educational programs.  

(5)  "Public schools" means the public elementary and secondary schools governed by the parish and city school boards.  

(6)  "School district" means the area of each parish or municipality under the jurisdiction of a school board.  

(7)  "School personnel" means the teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, and other professional personnel of the public schools of the state including members of the professional staff of the state Department of Education.  

(8)  "Educational accountability" means the respective responsibilities and duties, under the provisions of this Part, of local school boards, administrators, principals, teachers, and other personnel; the state Department of Education and its personnel; parents, students, and any other governing authority.  

Acts 1977, No. 621, §1.  



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