Article 1 Revolving Funds; School Plant, Insurance Proceeds, Unemployment Compensation, Civic Center School and Permanent Teacherage Funds 15-1101 – 15-1108
Article 2 Student Activities and Auxiliary Operations Funds 15-1121 – 15-1126
Article 3 Community School Program Fund 15-1141 – 15-1143
Article 4 School Lunch Program Fund 15-1151 – 15-1158
Article 5 Arizona Youth Farm Loan Fund 15-1171 – 15-1175
Article 6 Education Voucher Fund for Private Placement 15-1181 – 15-1185
Article 7 Special Education Voucher Fund for State Institutional Placement 15-1201 – 15-1205
Article 8 Governing Board Bank Accounts 15-1221 – 15-1225
Article 9 Career and Technical Education Projects Fund 15-1231
Article 10 Academic Contests Fund 15-1241
Article 11 State Block Grant for Early Childhood Education Program 15-1251
Article 12 E-rate 15-1261
Article 13 Industry-Recognized Certification and Licensure Reimbursement Fund 15-1265

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 10 - School District Funds and Related Operations

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Average daily membership: means the total enrollment of fractional students and full-time students, minus withdrawals, of each school day through the first one hundred days or two hundred days in session, as applicable, for the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Base: means the revenue level per student count specified by the legislature. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Base level: means the following amounts plus the percentage increase to the base level as provided in Section 15-902. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Budget year: means the fiscal year for which the school district is budgeting and that immediately follows the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Capital: means share accounts, reserves and undivided earnings. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Charter school: means a public school established by contract with the state board of education, the state board for charter schools, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, a community college district or a group of community college districts pursuant to article 8 of this chapter to provide learning that will improve pupil achievement. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Child: means a person who is at least three years of age by September 1 of the current year but who is under twenty-two years of age. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • Child with a disability: means a child with a disability as defined in section 15-761. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Common school district: means a political subdivision of this state offering instruction to students in programs for preschool children with disabilities and kindergarten programs and either:

    (a) Grades one through eight. See Arizona Laws 15-901

  • Community school: means any school engaged in a community school program. See Arizona Laws 15-1141
  • Community school monies: means monies received as fees, tuitions, grants or donations from any person or agency for a community school program. See Arizona Laws 15-1141
  • Community school program: means the involvement of people in the development of an educationally oriented community. See Arizona Laws 15-1141
  • Corporate credit union: means a credit union whose field of membership consists of other credit unions and organizations or associations owned by or composed of credit unions and corporations or associations that primarily serve credit unions. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Course: means organized subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time and for which credit toward promotion, graduation or certification is usually given. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Course of study: means a list of required and optional subjects to be taught in the schools. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Credit union: means a cooperative nonprofit association that is incorporated under this chapter for the purposes of encouraging thrift among its members and creating a source of credit and other financial services at fair and reasonable cost. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Current year: means the fiscal year in which a school district is operating. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deputy director: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fund: means the special education fund. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • Fund: means the special education fund established by section 15-1182. See Arizona Laws 15-1201
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing board: means a body organized for the government and management of the schools within a school district or a county school superintendent in the conduct of an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Governmental unit: means a board, agency, department, authority, instrumentality or other unit or organization of the federal, state, county, municipal or other level of government. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • High school district: means a political subdivision of this state offering instruction to students for grades nine through twelve or that portion of the budget of a common school district that is allocated to teaching high school subjects with permission of the state board of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Institution: means the Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind, the Arizona training program facilities as provided in section 36-551 and the Arizona state hospital. See Arizona Laws 15-1201
  • Insuring organization: means the national credit union administration or successor organization or any other equivalent insurer approved by the deputy director. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Lease: means an agreement for conveyance and possession of real or personal property. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Membership share: means a balance held by a credit union and established by a member according to the standards prescribed by the credit union. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Organization: means any corporation, association, partnership, society, firm, syndicate, trust or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a person who has custody of a child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child, the legal guardian of a child, a relative with whom a child resides and who is acting as the parent of that child or a surrogate parent who has been appointed for a child pursuant to Section 15-763. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • placement: means placement of a child in a private residential facility for residential special education placement as defined in section 15-761 or by a state placing agency for care, safety or treatment reasons. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • placement: means placement of a person in an institution, as defined in this section, for special education only or for special education and residential and custodial care. See Arizona Laws 15-1201
  • Private residential facility: means a private facility that is licensed by the department of economic security or department of health services and to which one of the following also applies:

    (a) For special education placements, the facility has been approved by the division of special education pursuant to section 15-765 for the purpose of providing special education and related services. See Arizona Laws 15-1181

  • Private school: means a nonpublic institution where instruction is imparted. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • public school: means any public institution established for the purposes of offering instruction to pupils in programs for preschool children with disabilities, kindergarten programs or any combination of elementary grades or secondary grades one through twelve. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Related services: means related services as defined in section 15-761. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • Revenue control limit: means the base revenue control limit plus the transportation revenue control limit. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • School district: means a political subdivision of this state with geographic boundaries organized for the purpose of the administration, support and maintenance of the public schools or an accommodation school. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • school meal programs: means programs under which meals are served by a public or private school on a nonprofit basis to children in attendance, including a program under which federal assistance is received. See Arizona Laws 15-1151
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Special education: means the adjustment of the environmental factors, modification of the course of study and adaptation of teaching methods, materials and techniques to provide educationally for those children who are at least three but not more than twenty-one years of age and who are gifted or have a disability to such an extent that they do not profit from the regular course of study or need special education services in order to profit. See Arizona Laws 15-1201
  • State placing agency: means the department of juvenile corrections, the department of economic security, the department of child safety, the Arizona health care cost containment system or the administrative office of the court. See Arizona Laws 15-1181
  • Student count: means average daily membership as prescribed in this subsection for the fiscal year before the current year, except that for the purpose of budget preparation student count means average daily membership as prescribed in this subsection for the current year. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Subject: means a division or field of organized knowledge, such as English or mathematics, or a selection from an organized body of knowledge for a course or teaching unit, such as the English novel or elementary algebra. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unified school district: means a political subdivision of this state offering instruction to students in programs for preschool children with disabilities and kindergarten programs and grades one through twelve. See Arizona Laws 15-901