Chapter 1 School Safety
Chapter 1.5 School Emergency Response Systems

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 10 > Article 21

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • department: refers to the department of homeland security established by Indiana Code 10-21-1.5-1
  • emergency response system: means systems designed to improve technology and infrastructure on school property that may be used to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a manmade or natural disaster or emergency occurring on school property. See Indiana Code 10-21-1.5-2
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • school property: means any property owned, rented, leased, or operated by:

    Indiana Code 10-21-1.5-3

  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5