Article 1 School Facilities Board 15-2001 – 15-2006
Article 2 Building Adequacy Standards 15-2011
Article 3 Deficiencies Correction 15-2022
Article 4 Building Renewal 15-2032
Article 5 New School Facilities 15-2041
Article 6 State School Facilities Revenue Bonds 15-2051 – 15-2066
Article 7 State School Improvement Revenue Bonds 15-2081 – 15-2095
Article 8 Impact Aid Revenue Bonds 15-2101 – 15-2115
Article 9 Indoor Air Quality in Schools 15-2131 – 15-2132
Article 10 Achievement District Schools 15-2141
Article 11 Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program 15-2151 – 15-2158

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 16

  • Accommodation school: means either:

    (a) A school that is operated through the county board of supervisors and the county school superintendent and that the county school superintendent administers to serve a military reservation or territory that is not included within the boundaries of a school district. See Arizona Laws 15-101

  • Achievement district school: means a public school or a charter school that has qualified as an achievement district school pursuant to article 10 of this chapter and that has submitted an application with the board pursuant to this article to obtain guaranteed financing. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • Affiliate: means an entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the entity specified. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Base: means the revenue level per student count specified by the legislature. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Board: means the credit enhancement eligibility board established by section 15-2152. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • 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
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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

  • Competency: means a demonstrated ability in a skill at a specified performance level. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Control: means ownership or the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, more than twenty per cent of the outstanding voting shares of the controlled person. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Current year: means the fiscal year in which a school district is operating. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Division: means the financial institutions division within the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • enrollment: means that a pupil is currently registered in the school district. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Escrow: means any transaction in which any escrow property is delivered with or without transfer of legal or equitable title, or both, and irrespective of whether a debtor-creditor relationship is created, to a person not otherwise having any right, title or interest therein in connection with the sale, transfer, encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, to be delivered or redelivered by that person upon the contingent happening or nonhappening of a specified event or performance or nonperformance of a prescribed act, when it is then to be delivered by such person to a grantee, grantor, promisee, promisor, obligee, obligor, bailee or bailor, or any designated agent or employee of any of them. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow agent: means any person engaged in the business of accepting escrows. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow business: means a commercial activity characterized by the regular and continuous carrying on of escrow transactions. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Fund: means the Arizona public school credit enhancement fund established by section 15-2154. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • 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
  • Guaranteed financing: means debt obligations that are issued by or on behalf of a public school or a charter school to acquire, construct, renovate, equip, refinance or improve capital facilities and for which the board has approved a guarantee of all or a portion of the principal and interest payments pursuant to the program. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • HVAC system: means the equipment, distribution network and terminals that provide, either collectively or individually, the process of heating, ventilation or air conditioning to a building. See Arizona Laws 15-2131
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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
  • License: means a license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. 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.
  • Parent: means the natural or adoptive parent of a child or a person who has custody of a child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Program: means the Arizona public school credit enhancement program established by section 15-2155. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • Program funding obligations: means program funding obligations approved and issued by the board pursuant to section 15-2157. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • Program leverage ratio: means the ratio at any time between the aggregate principal amount of guaranteed financings outstanding and the amounts on deposit in the fund. See Arizona Laws 15-2151
  • 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
  • Qualifying tax rate: means the qualifying tax rate specified in section 15-971 applied to the assessed valuation used for primary property taxes. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • School activity hours: means the time of day in which students or school personnel occupy school facilities. See Arizona Laws 15-2131
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Small isolated school district: means a school district that meets all of the following:

    (a) Has a student count of fewer than six hundred in kindergarten programs and grades one through eight or grades nine through twelve. 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
  • Submit electronically: means submitted in a format and in a manner prescribed by the department of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • superintendent: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.