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72-6464. Definitions. (a) As used in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 72-6463 through 72-6481, and amendments thereto:

(1) (A) "At-risk pupils" means pupils who are eligible for free meals under the national school lunch act and who are enrolled in a district which maintains an approved at-risk pupil assistance plan.

(B) The term "at-risk pupils" shall not include any pupil: (i) Enrolled in any of the grades one through 12 who is in attendance less than full time; or (ii) who is over 19 years of age. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any pupil who has an individualized education program.

(2) "Board" means the board of education of a school district.

(3) "Current school year" means the school year during which general state aid is determined by the state board under K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 72-6465, and amendments thereto.

(4) "Enrollment" means: (A) (i) Subject to the provisions of subsection (a)(4)(A)(ii), for school districts scheduling the school days or school hours of the school term on a trimestral or quarterly basis, the number of pupils regularly enrolled in the district on September 20 plus the number of pupils regularly enrolled in the school district on February 20 less the number of pupils regularly enrolled on February 20 who were counted in the enrollment of the school district on September 20;

(ii) for school districts not described in subsection (a)(4)(A)(i), the number of pupils regularly enrolled in the school district on September 20; and

(iii) a pupil who is a foreign exchange student shall not be counted unless such student is regularly enrolled in the school district on September 20 and attending kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12 maintained by the school district for at least one semester or two quarters or the equivalent thereof;

(B) if enrollment in a school district in any school year has decreased from enrollment in the preceding school year, enrollment of the school district in the current school year means whichever is the greater of:

(i) Enrollment in the preceding school year minus enrollment in such school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils were enrolled, plus enrollment in the current school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils are enrolled; or

(ii) the sum of enrollment in the current school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils are enrolled and the average of the sum of:

(a) Enrollment of the school district in the current school year minus enrollment in such school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils are enrolled;

(b) enrollment in the preceding school year minus enrollment in such school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils were enrolled; and

(c) enrollment in the school year next preceding the preceding school year minus enrollment in such school year of preschool-aged at-risk pupils, if any such pupils were enrolled.

(5) "February 20" has its usual meaning, except that in any year in which February 20 is not a day on which school is maintained, it shall mean the first day after February 20 on which school is maintained.

(6) "Federal impact aid" means an amount equal to the federally qualified percentage of the amount of moneys a district receives in the current school year under the provisions of title I of public law 874 and congressional appropriations therefor, excluding amounts received for assistance in cases of major disaster and amounts received under the low-rent housing program. The amount of federal impact aid defined herein as an amount equal to the federally qualified percentage of the amount of moneys provided for the district under title I of public law 874 shall be determined by the state board in accordance with terms and conditions imposed under the provisions of the public law and rules and regulations thereunder.

(7) "Preceding school year" means the school year immediately before the current school year.

(8) "Preschool-aged at-risk pupil" means an at-risk pupil who has attained the age of four years, is under the age of eligibility for attendance at kindergarten, and has been selected by the state board in accordance with guidelines consonant with guidelines governing the selection of pupils for participation in head start programs.

(9) "Preschool-aged exceptional children" means exceptional children, except gifted children, who have attained the age of three years but are under the age of eligibility for attendance at kindergarten.

(10) "Pupil" means any person who is regularly enrolled in a district and attending kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12 maintained by the district, or who is regularly enrolled in a district and attending kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12 in another district in accordance with an agreement entered into under authority of K.S.A. 72-8233, and amendments thereto, or who is regularly enrolled in a district and attending special education services provided for preschool-aged exceptional children by the district.

(11) "School district" means a unified school district organized and operated under the laws of this state.

(12) "School year" means the 12-month period ending June 30.

(13) "September 20" has its usual meaning, except that in any year in which September 20 is not a day on which school is maintained, it shall mean the first day after September 20 on which school is maintained.

(14) "State board" means the state board of education.

(b) The provisions of this section shall be effective from and after July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017.

History: L. 2015, ch. 4, § 5; L. 2015, ch. 92, § 3; June 11.



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