Chapter 1 State Board of Education 33-101 – 33-137
Chapter 2 Attendance At Schools 33-201 – 33-211
Chapter 3 School Districts 33-301 – 33-357
Chapter 4 School Elections 33-401 – 33-405
Chapter 5 District Trustees 33-501 – 33-525
Chapter 6 School Property 33-601 – 33-605
Chapter 7 Fiscal Affairs of School Districts 33-701 – 33-705
Chapter 8 Budget and Tax Levy 33-801 – 33-808
Chapter 9 School Funds 33-901 – 33-910
Chapter 10 Foundation Program — State Aid — Apportionment 33-1001 – 33-1028
Chapter 11 School Bonds 33-1101 – 33-1121
Chapter 12 Teachers 33-1201 – 33-1280
Chapter 13 Educational Interpreters 33-1301 – 33-1304
Chapter 14 Transfer of Pupils 33-1401 – 33-1408
Chapter 15 Transportation of Pupils 33-1501 – 33-1514
Chapter 16 Courses of Instruction 33-1601 – 33-1635
Chapter 17 Driver Training Courses 33-1701 – 33-1708
Chapter 20 Education of Exceptional Children 33-2001 – 33-2010
Chapter 21 Junior Colleges 33-2101 – 33-2144
Chapter 22 Vocational Education — Federal Aid 33-2201 – 33-2213
Chapter 23 Vocational Rehabilitation — Federal Aid 33-2301 – 33-2306
Chapter 24 Postsecondary and Proprietary Schools 33-2401 – 33-2409
Chapter 25 Commission for Libraries 33-2501 – 33-2508
Chapter 26 Public Libraries 33-2601 – 33-2620
Chapter 27 Public Library Districts 33-2701 – 33-2741
Chapter 28 University of Idaho 33-2801 – 33-2816
Chapter 29 University of Idaho — Federal Educational Aid 33-2901 – 33-2914
Chapter 30 Idaho State University 33-3001 – 33-3012
Chapter 31 Lewis-Clark State College 33-3101 – 33-3116
Chapter 32 Southern Idaho College of Education 33-3202 – 33-3207
Chapter 33 Normal Schools — Federal Educational Aid 33-3301 – 33-3305
Chapter 34 Idaho Bureau of Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Act of 2009 33-3401 – 33-3414
Chapter 35 State Youth Services Center 33-3506 – 33-3508
Chapter 36 Compact for Cooperation in Higher Education 33-3601 – 33-3604
Chapter 37 Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to State Institutions of Learning 33-3701 – 33-3729
Chapter 38 State Institutions of Higher Education Bond Act 33-3801 – 33-3813
Chapter 39 Idaho Archaeological Survey 33-3901 – 33-3905
Chapter 40 Boise State University 33-4001 – 33-4007
Chapter 41 Interstate Compacts 33-4101 – 33-4106
Chapter 42 North Idaho College 33-4201
Chapter 43 Scholarships 33-4301 – 33-4304
Chapter 44 Idaho Work Study Program 33-4401 – 33-4409
Chapter 46 Advanced Opportunities 33-4601 – 33-4605
Chapter 47 Stem School Designation 33-4701
Chapter 48 Idaho Educational Technology Initiative 33-4801 – 33-4808
Chapter 49 Motorcycle Safety Program 33-4901 – 33-4906
Chapter 50 Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act 33-5001 – 33-5010
Chapter 51 Postsecondary Enrollment Options 33-5101 – 33-5110
Chapter 52 Public Charter Schools 33-5201 – 33-5218
Chapter 53 Idaho School Bond Guaranty Act 33-5301 – 33-5310
Chapter 54 College Savings Program 33-5401 – 33-5410
Chapter 55 Idaho Digital Learning Academy 33-5501 – 33-5509
Chapter 56 Education Opportunity Resource Act 33-5601 – 33-5605
Chapter 57 Interstate Compact On Educational Opportunity for Military Children 33-5701
Chapter 58 Local Innovation School Act 33-5801 – 33-5806
Chapter 59 Idaho School Safety and Security Act 33-5901 – 33-5906
Chapter 60 Parental Rights in Education 33-6001 – 33-6002
Chapter 61 Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students 33-6101 – 33-6105
Chapter 62 Fairness in Women’s Sports Act 33-6201 – 33-6206
Chapter 62 [63] Extended Employment Services Program 33-6301 – 33-6306

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 33

  • Account: means an individual trust account or savings account established as prescribed in this chapter. See Idaho Code 33-5401
  • Account owner: means the person or state or local government organization designated in the agreement governing the account as having the right to withdraw moneys from the account before the account is disbursed to or for the benefit of the designated beneficiary. See Idaho Code 33-5401
  • Accredited institution of higher education: means any public or private university, college, or community college in Idaho accredited by the northwest association of schools and colleges, or any public professional-technical school operated by the state of Idaho or any political subdivision thereof; provided, that no institution of higher education shall be eligible to participate in the program unless it agrees to and complies with program rules adopted by the board pursuant to chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code; provided, further, that private accredited institutions of higher education which are controlled by sectarian organizations, and students attending such institutions, may participate only in the educational need, off-campus work experience portion of this program and such off-campus employment may not be located at, or be performed on behalf of, a sectarian or religious establishment. See Idaho Code 33-4403
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative only district: is a library district that does not serve the public directly and has no direct service outlets or collections, but which contracts with other library entities to provide various public library services. See Idaho Code 33-2702
  • Administrative schools: means and applies to all elementary schools and kindergartens within a district that are situated ten (10) miles or less from both the other elementary schools and the principal administrative office of the district and all secondary schools within a district that are situated fifteen (15) miles or less from other secondary schools of the district. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Administrative staff: means those who hold an administrator certificate and are employed as a superintendent, an elementary or secondary school principal, or are assigned administrative duties over and above those commonly assigned to teachers. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Advanced professional compensation rung performance criteria: means :
Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Adverse action: means to discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against an employee in any manner that affects the employee’s employment, including compensation, terms, conditions, location, rights, immunities, promotions or privileges. See Idaho Code 6-2103
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authorized chartering entity: means any of the following:
  • Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blind or visually impaired: means impacted by an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. See Idaho Code 33-3402
  • Board: means the state board of education. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • board: means the board of directors of the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind as such board is established in section 33-3404, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-3402
  • Board: means the state board of education. See Idaho Code 33-4403
  • Board: means the state college savings program board created in section 33-5402, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-5401
  • board: means the board of directors of the Idaho digital learning academy as such board is created in section 33-5503, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-5505
  • Board: means the governing body of a school district or public charter school. See Idaho Code 33-5802
  • Board: means the state board of education. See Idaho Code 33-6101
  • Borrower: means the person who has applied for a residential mortgage loan from a licensee, or person required to be licensed, under this chapter, or on whose behalf the activities set forth in section 26-31-201(3), (5) or (7) or 26-31-303(7), Idaho Code, are conducted. See Idaho Code 26-31-102
  • Bureau: means the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Bureau: means the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind as created in section 33-3403, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-3402
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Idaho Code 28-2-103
  • Career ladder: means the compensation table used for determining the allocations districts receive for instructional staff and pupil service staff based on specific performance criteria and is made up of a residency compensation rung and a professional compensation rung. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • career technical education: means all secondary, postsecondary, and adult courses, programs, training, and services administered by the division of career technical education for occupations or careers that require other than a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree. See Idaho Code 33-2202
  • Career technical regional public charter school: means a public charter secondary school authorized under this chapter to provide programs in career technical education that meet the standards and qualifications established by the division of career technical education. See Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Charter: means the grant of authority approved by the authorized chartering entity to the board of directors of the public charter school. See Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Charter holder: means the public charter school’s board of directors to which a charter is granted pursuant to chapter 52, title 33, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Child with a disability: means a child evaluated as having an intellectual disability, a hearing loss including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, an emotional behavioral disorder, an orthopedic impairment, autism, a traumatic brain injury, another health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • City library: means a library established by a city ordinance and operating under the provisions of chapter 26, title 33, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-2702
  • College and career readiness score: means the minimum score on a college entrance examination indicating that a student is academically ready to advance to an institution of higher education or to an occupation or occupational training, as determined by the board. See Idaho Code 33-6101
  • College entrance examination: means the ACT, the SAT, or a similar examination identified by the board. See Idaho Code 33-6101
  • 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.
  • Compensation rung: means the rung on the career ladder that corresponds with the compensation level performance criteria. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Idaho Code 28-2-106
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Course: means a course of instruction or a program of instruction. See Idaho Code 33-5102
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • Deaf: means a person who is not able to process information aurally and whose primary means of communication is visual. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Deaf or hard of hearing: means impacted by a loss of hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance, or impacted by a hearing loss that is so severe that the child is not able to process linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. See Idaho Code 33-3402
  • Deaf-blind: means a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and who also has significant visual impairment or is legally blind. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Deficiency: means information contained in, or omitted from, an application for a mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage loan originator license that causes the application to be inaccurate, incomplete, or otherwise not in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, any rule promulgated or order issued under this chapter, application instructions published by the director or the provisions of the NMLSR policy guidebook. See Idaho Code 26-31-102
  • Department: means the department of finance of the state of Idaho. See Idaho Code 26-31-102
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Digital repository: means electronic publications stored and accessible to the public online in a secure digital environment with redundant backup. See Idaho Code 33-2505A
  • Director: means the director of the department of finance. See Idaho Code 26-31-102
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discretionary spending: Spending (budget authority and outlays)controlled in annual appropriations acts.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disparagement: means the publication to a third party of a false factual statement; and
  • Idaho Code 6-2002
  • district: means any public school district organized under the laws of this state, including specially chartered school districts. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Districts: means Idaho public schools grades K through 12, the Idaho digital learning academy, the Idaho department of juvenile corrections’ education programs and the school for the deaf and the blind. See Idaho Code 33-5602
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dual credit: means credit awarded to a student on his or her secondary and postsecondary transcript for the completion of a single course. See Idaho Code 33-5102
  • E-rate: means the schools and libraries program of the universal service fund that is administered by the universal service administrative company under the direction of the federal communications commission. See Idaho Code 33-5602
  • E-rate eligible entities: means Idaho public schools grades K through 12, the Idaho digital learning academy, the Idaho department of juvenile corrections education programs, the school for the deaf and the blind and the Idaho public libraries. See Idaho Code 33-5602
  • Educational interpreter: means a person employed in the Idaho public schools, kindergarten through grade twelve (12), to provide interpreting services to students who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Educational interpreter performance assessment: means a statistically valid and reliable assessment tool administered by the boys town national research hospital or its successor organization. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Educational services provider: means a nonprofit or for-profit entity that contracts with a public charter school to provide educational services and resources including administrative support and educational design, implementation or management. See Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Eligible institution: means a public or private postsecondary educational institution accredited by an organization recognized by the state board of education. See Idaho Code 33-5102
  • Employee: means a person who performs a service for wages or other remuneration. See Idaho Code 6-2103
  • Employer: includes an agent of an employer. See Idaho Code 6-2103
  • Engages in an equine activity: means a person who rides, trains, drives or is a passenger upon an equine, whether mounted or unmounted, and does not mean a spectator at an equine activity or a person who participates in the equine activity but does not ride, train, drive or ride as a passenger upon an equine. See Idaho Code 6-1801
  • 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.
  • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny. See Idaho Code 6-1801
  • Equine activity: means :
  • Idaho Code 6-1801
  • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group or club, partnership or corporation, whether or not the sponsor is operating for profit or nonprofit, which sponsors, organizes or provides the facilities for an equine activity including, but not limited to, pony clubs, 4-H clubs, hunt clubs, riding clubs, school and college sponsored classes and programs, therapeutic riding programs, and operators, instructors and promoters of equine facilities including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs and arenas at which the activity is held. See Idaho Code 6-1801
  • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation in:
  • Idaho Code 6-1801
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Financial institution: means any state bank, national bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, insurance company, brokerage firm, trust company, mutual fund, investment firm or other similar entity that is authorized to do business in this state. See Idaho Code 33-5401
  • Firewood gatherer: means a person who enters onto forest land with or without the consent of the owner of the forest land or by payment of a fee in order to gather or cut wood for use as firewood. See Idaho Code 6-1501
  • Forest land: means any privately owned land being held and used for the continuous purpose of growing and harvesting trees of a marketable species. See Idaho Code 6-1501
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Format: includes any media used for state publications including, but not limited to, electronic, print, audio, visual and microform. See Idaho Code 33-2505A
  • Founder: means a person, including employees or staff of a public charter school, who makes a material contribution toward the establishment of a public charter school in accordance with criteria determined by the board of directors of the public charter school, and who is designated as such at the time the board of directors acknowledges and accepts such contribution. See Idaho Code 33-5202A
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Hard of hearing: means a person who has a hearing deficit, who is able to process information aurally with or without the use of a hearing aid or other device that enhances the ability of the person to hear, and whose primary means of communication may be visual. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Home county: means the county where the designated district headquarters is located when a public library district’s boundaries include territory located in more than one (1) county. See Idaho Code 33-2702
  • Idaho digital learning academy: means an online educational program organized as a fully accredited school with statewide capabilities for delivering accredited courses to Idaho resident students at no cost to the student unless the student enrolls in additional courses beyond full-time enrollment. See Idaho Code 33-5505
  • Idaho school for the deaf and the blind: means the campus program used to provide residential and day campus instruction and services to deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or visually impaired students. See Idaho Code 33-3402
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Innovation school: means a public school participating in the local innovation school act. See Idaho Code 33-5802
  • Innovation school agreement: means a written agreement between the innovation school team and the board establishing the innovation school. See Idaho Code 33-5802
  • Innovation school team: means the combination of individuals responsible for the operations of an innovation school. See Idaho Code 33-5802
  • Instructional staff: means those who hold an Idaho certificate issued under section 33-1201, Idaho Code, and who are either involved in the direct instruction of a student or group of students or who serve in a mentor or teacher leader position for individuals who hold an Idaho certificate issued under section 33-1201, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Intellectual disability: means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning that is accompanied by significant limitations in adaptive functioning in at least two (2) of the following skill areas: communication, self-care, home living, social or interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, functional academic skills, work, leisure, health and safety. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • 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
  • Interpreter education program: means a postsecondary degree program of at least two (2) years in duration that is accredited by the state board of education or an equivalent program accredited by another state, district or territory or by a professional accreditation body. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Interpreting: means the process of providing accessible communication between and among persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, and those who are hearing. See Idaho Code 33-1303
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Libraries: means district, city, school/community libraries, and the commission for libraries as described in chapters 25, 26 and 27, title 33, Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 33-4803
  • library director team: means an employee or group of employees of a public library district charged with the administration and management of library services for that district. See Idaho Code 33-2702
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter to engage in the activities regulated by this chapter. See Idaho Code 26-31-102
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local salary schedule: means a compensation table adopted by a school district or public charter school, which table is used for determining moneys to be distributed for instructional staff and pupil service staff salaries. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • Measurable student achievement: means the measurement of student academic achievement or growth within a given interval of instruction for those students who have been enrolled in and attended eighty percent (80%) of the interval of instruction. See Idaho Code 33-1001
  • mental health professional: means :
  • (1)  A physician licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code;