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33-1030.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this section through section 33-1034, Idaho Code:
(1)  "Assessment" means an examination or another objective evaluation of a student’s academic performance, academic engagement, or college or career readiness.
(2)  "Board" means the state board of education.
(3)  "Eligible education expenses" means:
(a)  Computer hardware, internet access, or other technological devices or services that are primarily used to meet a participant’s educational needs; however, expenses related to internet access shall be subject to reimbursement pursuant to the provisions of section 33-1031(2)(c), Idaho Code, and shall not be eligible for direct payment through the grant distribution platform;
(b)  Textbooks, curriculum, or other instructional materials, including educational software and applications;
(c)  Fees for national standardized assessments, advanced placement examinations, examinations related to college or university admissions, or industry-recognized certification examinations;
(d)  Therapies, including but not limited to occupational, behavioral, physical, speech-language, and audiology therapies, or other services or therapies specifically approved by the board;
(e)  Educational programs offered for a fee or pursuant to contract by a school district, public charter school, or career technical education program to any eligible student; however, the payment of such fees on behalf of a student through the grant distribution platform shall not cause such student to be counted for purposes of calculating public school enrollment; or
(f)  Other education expenses and services as approved by the board, upon recommendation of the parent advisory panel established pursuant to section 33-1032, Idaho Code.
(4)  "Eligible student" means a full-time resident of Idaho who is five (5) to eighteen (18) years of age.
(5)  "Grant" means an award of one thousand dollars ($1,000), which must be used for eligible education expenses.
(6)  "Grant distribution platform" means a digital platform through which grant funds are transferred from the board to participant accounts.
(7)  "Parent" means the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student or a participant.
(8)  "Participant" means an eligible student for whom a grant is awarded under section 33-1031, Idaho Code.
(9)  "Program" means the empowering parents grant program established by section 33-1031, Idaho Code.

[33-1030, added 2022, ch. 13, sec. 2, p. 29; am. 2024, ch. 277, sec. 1, p. 951.]

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