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      RS 17:407.91     



§407.91. Definitions

            As used in this Part, the following terms have the following meanings:

            (1) "Coverage area" means the parish, parishes, or other geographical area within the jurisdiction of a local early learning enrollment coordinator.

            (2) "Department" means the state Department of Education.

            (3) "Local early learning enrollment coordinator" means an approved entity that conducts a process for informing families about publicly funded and Type III licensed early childhood care and education programs in the coverage area; collects family preferences; develops and uses a common application process; annually determines demand for publicly funded early childhood care and education within the coverage area; and makes recommendations to the department for the distribution of available publicly funded early childhood care and education slots for children who are economically disadvantaged as defined by the state board within its coverage area.

            (4) "State board" means the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

            Acts 2014, No. 717, §1, eff. June 18, 2014; Acts 2018, No. 307, §1; Acts 2022, No. 374, §1.

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