Kansas Statutes > Chapter 72 > Article 61 – Student Safety and Discipline
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- Accredited nonpublic school: means a nonpublic school participating in the quality performance accreditation system. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- 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.
- Air gun: means any device which will or is designed to or may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the release of compressed air or gas, and which is of 0. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- 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.
- Board of education: means the board of education of a unified school district or the governing authority of an accredited nonpublic school. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- Chief administrative officer of a school: means , in the case of a public school, the superintendent of schools and, in the case of an accredited nonpublic school, the person designated as chief administrative officer by the governing authority of the school. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- counsel: means any person a pupil selects to represent and advise the pupil at all proceedings conducted pursuant to the provisions of this act; and
(h) "principal witness" means any witness whose testimony is of major importance in support of the charges upon which a proposed suspension or expulsion from school is based, or in determination of material questions of fact. See Kansas Statutes 72-6121
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Federal law: means the individuals with disabilities education act, section 504 of the rehabilitation act, the gun-free schools act of 1994, and regulations adopted pursuant to such acts. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- 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.
- Guardian: means an individual or a nonprofit corporation certified in accordance with Kan. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Juvenile: means a person who is less than 18 years of age;
(b) "adult" means a person who is 18 years of age or older;
(c) "felony" means any crime designated a felony by the laws of Kansas or the United States;
(d) "misdemeanor" means any crime designated a misdemeanor by the laws of Kansas or the United States;
(e) "school day" means any day on which school is maintained;
(f) "school year" means the same as such term is defined in Kan. See Kansas Statutes 72-6121
- Minor: means any person defined by Kan. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Organization: means any profit or nonprofit association, whether school-sponsored or community-based, whose primary purpose is to provide youth development by engaging individuals under the age of 18 in activities designed to promote and encourage self-confidence, teamwork and a sense of community. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Public school: means a school operated by a unified school district organized under the laws of this state. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
- School: means a public school or an accredited nonpublic school. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- School employee: means any administrative, professional or paraprofessional employee of a school. See Kansas Statutes 72-6142
- Secretary of education: means the secretary of the United States department of education. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Superintendent of schools: means the superintendent of schools appointed by the board of education of a unified school district or the chief administrative officer of an accredited nonpublic school appointed by the board of education of the school. See Kansas Statutes 72-6142
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Weapon: means : (A) Any weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any weapon described in the preceding example; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; (D) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas: (i) Bomb; (ii) grenade; (iii) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces; (iv) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than 1/4 ounce; (v) mine; or (vi) similar device; (E) any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than 1/2 inch in diameter; (F) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in the two immediately preceding examples, and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled; (G) any bludgeon, sandclub, metal knuckles or throwing star; (H) any knife, commonly referred to as a switch-blade, which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement; or (I) any electronic device designed to discharge immobilizing levels of electricity, commonly known as a stun gun. See Kansas Statutes 72-6131