Article 1 School Year and Attendance Requirements 15-801 – 15-808
Article 1.1 Open School Enrollment 15-816 – 15-816.07
Article 2 Admission Requirements 15-821 – 15-829
Article 3 Suspension and Expulsion of Pupils 15-840 – 15-844
Article 4 Part-Time Schools and Year-Round School Year Operation 15-854 – 15-855
Article 6 School Immunization 15-871 – 15-874
Article 7 Extended School Year for Handicapped Pupils 15-881

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 8 - School Attendance

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Association: means every association to which this chapter applies as defined in the section concerning scope of chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-401
  • 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 support level: means the base support level as provided in section 15-943. 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 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

  • 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
  • Daily attendance: means :

    (a) For common schools, days in which a pupil:

    (i) Of a kindergarten program or ungraded, but not group B children with disabilities, who is at least five, but under six, years of age by September 1 attends at least three-quarters of the instructional time scheduled for the day. See Arizona Laws 15-901

  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Deputy director: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • District support level: means the base support level plus the transportation support level. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Documentary proof: means written evidence that a pupil has been immunized or has laboratory evidence of immunity that conforms with the standards promulgated pursuant to section 15-872. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Dose: means the number in a series of immunizations that may be prescribed pursuant to section 36-672. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • enrollment: means that a pupil is currently registered in the school district. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expulsion: means the permanent withdrawal of the privilege of attending a school unless the governing board reinstates the privilege of attending the school. See Arizona Laws 15-840
  • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Full-time student: means :

    (i) For common schools, a student who is at least six years of age before January 1 of a school year, who has not graduated from the highest grade taught in the school district and who is regularly enrolled in a course of study required by the state board of education. See Arizona Laws 15-901

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Health agency: means a local health department or similar governmental agency established pursuant to the laws of another state or country and its officers and employees. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • 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
  • Immunization: means the process of inoculation with a specific antigen to promote antibody formation in the body. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Immunized: means the required initial immunization and boosters or reimmunization prescribed pursuant to section 36-672. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • instructional time: means hours or time spent pursuant to an instructional time model adopted under Section 15-901. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • Investment: means to put funds to use in order to secure profits. See Arizona Laws 6-401
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity: means written evidence of serologic confirmation of the presence of specific antibodies against an immunization-preventable disease that is signed by a physician or an authorized representative of a health agency. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Local health department: means a local health department established pursuant to Title 36, Chapter 1, Article 4. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • National credit union administration: includes any successor to the organization or other agency or instrumentality of the United States that undertakes to discharge the purposes of the organization. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nonresident pupil: means a pupil who resides in this state and who is enrolled in or is seeking enrollment in a school district other than the school district in which the pupil resides. See Arizona Laws 15-816
  • Open enrollment: means a policy that is adopted and implemented by a school district governing board to allow resident transfer pupils to enroll in any school within the school district, to allow resident pupils to enroll in any school located within other school districts in this state and to allow nonresident pupils to enroll in any school within the district pursuant to Section 15-816. See Arizona Laws 15-816
  • Organization: means any corporation, association, partnership, society, firm, syndicate, trust or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • 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
  • Person who has custody: means a parent or legal guardian of a child, a person to whom custody of the child has been given by order of a court or a person who stands in loco parentis to the child. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13, 17 or 29 or a person licensed to practice allopathic or osteopathic medicine under the laws of another state or country. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Private school: means a nonpublic institution where instruction is imparted. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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
  • Pupil: means a person who is eligible to receive instruction at a school and includes pre-kindergarten age children receiving either services for children with disabilities or day care on a school campus otherwise exempt from day care rules pursuant to section 36-884. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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.
  • Reserves: means allocations of retained income and includes regular and special reserves and any allowances for loan losses and investment losses. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Resident pupil: means a pupil whose residence is within the attendance area of a school. See Arizona Laws 15-816
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revenue control limit: means the base revenue control limit plus the transportation revenue control limit. See Arizona Laws 15-901
  • School: means a public, private or parochial school that offers instruction at any level or grade through twelfth grade, except for day care facilities regulated pursuant to Title 36, Chapter 7. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • School administrator: means the principal or person having general daily control and supervision of the school or that person's designee. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • 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
  • securities: as used in this article in respect to any plan, includes not only shares of guaranty capital and evidences of accounts issuable by an association under the laws of this state, but also shares of stock of one or more classes issuable by corporations generally, and bonds, notes, debentures, evidences of indebtedness, certificates of interest or participation and collateral trust certificates. See Arizona Laws 6-493
  • Share account: means a balance held by a credit union and established by a member according to this chapter, including balances designated as shares, share certificates, share draft accounts and membership shares. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • 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

  • 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
  • suspended: means :

    (a) For a pupil attending a public school, the temporary withdrawal of the privilege of attending school pursuant to section 15-843. See Arizona Laws 15-871

  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal of the privilege of attending a school for a specified period of time. See Arizona Laws 15-840
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and Title 44, Chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101