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33-5202A.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1)  "Application" means the document submitted to the authorizer to request the creation of a public charter school.
(2)  "Authorizer" means any of the following:
(a)  A local board of trustees of a school district;
(b)  The public charter school commission;
(c)  An Idaho public college, university, or community college; or
(d)  A private, nonprofit, Idaho-based, nonsectarian college or university that is accredited by the same organization that accredits Idaho public colleges and universities.
(3)  "Charter" means the grant of authority approved by the authorizer to the charter holder.
(4)  "Charter holder" means the public charter school’s board of directors to which a charter is granted.
(5)  "Educational services provider" means a nonprofit or for-profit entity that contracts with a public charter school for a fee to provide educational services and resources, including administrative support and educational design, implementation, or management.
(6)  "Founder" means a person who makes a material contribution toward the establishment of a public charter school and who is designated as such by the charter holder.
(7)  "Performance certificate" means a fixed-term, renewable certificate between a public charter school and an authorizer that outlines the negotiated roles, powers, responsibilities, and performance expectations for each party to the certificate.
(8)  "Public charter school" means a school that is authorized pursuant to this chapter to deliver public education in Idaho.
(9)  "Public charter school commission" or "commission" means the public charter school commission established pursuant to section 33-5213, Idaho Code.
(10) "Traditional public school" means any school that is operated and controlled by a school district in this state.
(11) "Virtual school" means a public charter school that delivers a full-time, sequential program of synchronous and/or asynchronous instruction primarily through the use of technology via the internet in a distributed environment. Schools classified as virtual must have an online component to their school with online lessons and tools for student and data management. Students enrolled in a virtual school may meet at the same location and time while receiving virtual instruction.

[33-5202A, added 2024, ch. 9, sec. 6, p. 63.]

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