IDAHO BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND ACT OF 2009
33-3402. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Blind or visually impaired" means impacted by an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.
(2) "Board of directors," also referred to in this chapter as "the 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.
(3) "Bureau" means the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind as created in section 33-3403, Idaho Code.
(4) "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.
(5) "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.
(6) "Outreach services" means off-campus statewide supplemental services provided by the Idaho bureau of educational services for the deaf and the blind to school districts, students and families.
(7) "Sensory impairment" means an impairment of vision or hearing, or both.
(8) "Specialized/certified personnel" means all personnel nationally certified and/or certified by the state of Idaho as required by applicable law to provide services and instruction to students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or visually impaired, including, but not limited to, certified teachers of the deaf, certified teachers of the visually impaired, certified interpreters, certified orientation and mobility specialists, speech language pathologists, and certified low vision therapists.
(9) "State board" means the Idaho state board of education.
(10) "Student" means an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or visually impaired and who qualifies for educational services as provided for in this chapter pursuant to eligibility criteria set forth in the Idaho standards for infants, toddlers, children, and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing as incorporated by reference in IDAPA 08.02.03.004.08 or are blind or visually impaired as incorporated by reference in IDAPA 08.02.03.004.09, in effect on January 1, 2009.
(11) "Supplemental services" means services provided to deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or visually impaired students and their families, in addition to and in support of services the student may receive from his or her school district. Such services may include assessment, consultation and direct instruction.
[33-3402, added 2009, ch. 168, sec. 4, p. 504; am. 2010, ch. 191, sec. 3, p. 407; am. 2020, ch. 12, sec. 3, p. 23.]