34 CFR 222.2 - What definitions apply to this part?
(1) The following terms defined in section 8013 of the Act apply to this part:
(2) The following term defined in § 222.30 applies to this part:
(b) The following terms defined in section 9101 of the ESEA (General Provisions) also apply to this part:
(c) In addition, the following definitions apply to this part:
Act means title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended.
Applicant means any LEA that files an application for financial assistance under section 8002 or section 8003 of the Act and the regulations in this part implementing those provisions. Except as provided in section 8005(d)(4) of the Act, an SEA may be an applicant for assistance under section 8003 only if the SEA directly operates and maintains facilities for providing free public education for the children it claims in its application.
Federally connected children means children described in section 8003 or section 8010(c)(2) of the Act.
(1) The term means -
(i) Federal property described in section 8013; and
(ii) Ships that are owned by the United States and whose home ports are located upon Federal property described in this definition.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this definition, for the purpose of section 8002 the term does not include -
(i) Any real property that the United States does not own in fee simple, except for Indian lands described in section 8013(7), and transferred property described in section 8002(d); and
Fiscally dependent LEA means an LEA that does not have the final authority to determine the amount of revenue to be raised from local sources for current expenditure purposes.
Fiscally independent LEA means an LEA that has the final authority to determine the amount of revenue to be raised from local sources for current expenditure purposes within the limits established by State law.
Local educational agency (LEA) is defined in section 8013(9). Except for an SEA qualifying under section 8005(d)(4), the term includes an SEA only so long as -
(1) The SEA directly operates and maintains the facilities for providing free public education for the children it claims in its application;
(2) The children claimed by the SEA actually are attending those State-operated facilities; and
(3) The SEA does not, through a tuition arrangement, contract, or by any other means, pay another entity to operate and maintain facilities for those children.
Local real property tax rate for current expenditure purposes.
(1) For a fiscally independent LEA, the term means the entire tax levied on real property within the LEA, if all but a de minimis amount of the total proceeds from the tax levy are available to that LEA for current expenditures (as defined in section 8013).
(2) For a fiscally dependent LEA, the term means the following:
(i) The entire tax levied by the general government on real property if all but a de minimis amount of the total proceeds from that tax levy are available to the LEA for current expenditures (as defined in section 8013);
(ii) That portion of a local real property tax rate designated by the general government for current expenditure purposes (as defined in section 8013); or
(iii) If no real property tax levied by the general government meets the criteria in paragraphs (2)(i) or (ii) of this definition, an imputed tax rate that the Secretary determines by -
(A) Dividing the total local real property tax revenue available for current expenditures of the general government by the total revenue from all local sources available for current expenditures of the general government;
(B) Multiplying the figure obtained in paragraph (2)(iii)(A) of this definition by the revenue received by the LEA for current expenditures (as defined in section 8013) from the general government; and
(C) Dividing the figure obtained in paragraph (2)(iii)(B) of this definition by the total current actual assessed value of all real property in the district.
(3) The term does not include any portion of a tax or revenue that is restricted to or dedicated for any specific purpose other than current expenditures (as defined in section 8013).
Membership means the following:
(i) The definition given to the term by State law; or
(ii) If State law does not define the term, the number of children listed on an LEA's current enrollment records on its survey date(s).
(2) The term includes children for whom the applicant is responsible for providing a free public education, but who are attending schools other than those operated by the applicant under a tuition arrangement described in paragraph (4) of the definition of “free public education” in § 222.30.
(3) The term does not include children who -
(ii) Have permanently left the LEA;
(iii) Otherwise have become ineligible to attend classes there; or
(v) Reside in a State other than the State in which the LEA is located, unless the student is covered by the provisions of -
(A) Section 7010(c) of the Act; or
(B) A formal State tuition or enrollment agreement.
Parent employed on Federal property.
(1) The term means:
(i) An employee of the Federal government who reports to work on, or whose place of work is located on, Federal property, including a Federal employee who reports to an alternative duty station on the survey date, but whose regular duty station is on Federal property.
(ii) A person not employed by the Federal government but who spends more than 50 percent of his or her working time on Federal property (whether as an employee or self-employed) when engaged in farming, grazing, lumbering, mining, or other operations that are authorized by the Federal government, through a lease or other arrangement, to be carried out entirely or partly on Federal property.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (1)(ii) of this definition, the term does not include a person who is not employed by the Federal government and reports to work at a location not on Federal property, even though the individual provides services to operations or activities authorized to be carried out on Federal property.
(1) The term means -
(i) Land; and
(ii) Improvements (such as buildings and appurtenances to those buildings, railroad lines, utility lines, pipelines, and other permanent fixtures), except as provided in paragraph (2).
(2) The term does not include -
(i) Improvements that are classified as personal property under State law; or
(ii) Equipment and movable machinery, such as motor vehicles, movable house trailers, farm machinery, rolling railroad stock, and floating dry docks, unless that equipment or movable machinery is classified as real property or subject to local real property taxation under State law.
Revenues derived from local sources.
(1) The term means -
(i) Tax funds derived from real estate; and
(ii) Other taxes or receipts that are received from the county, and any other local tax or miscellaneous receipts.
(i) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(i) of this definition, the term tax funds derived from real estate means -
(A) Locally received funds that are derived from local taxation of real property;
(B) Tax funds that are received on account of Wherry-Spence housing projects ( 12 U.S.C. 1702et seq.) located on private property; and
(ii) The term does not include -
(B) Tax payments that are received on account of Wherry-Spence housing projects located on federally owned property; or
State aid means any contribution, no repayment of which is expected, made by a State to or on behalf of an LEA within the State for the support of free public education.
Uniformed services means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service.
- 34 CFR 222.30 — What Is “free Public Education”?
- 34 CFR 222.140 — What Definitions Apply to This Subpart?
- 34 CFR 222.20 — What Definitions Apply to This Subpart?
- 34 CFR 222.72 — How Does the Secretary Determine Whether a Fiscally Dependent Local Educational Agency Meets the Applicable Tax Rate Requirement?
- 34 CFR 222.61 — What Data Are Used to Determine a Local Educational Agency's Eligibility Under Section 8003(b)(2) of the Act?
- 34 CFR 222.68 — How Does the Secretary Determine Whether a Fiscally Independent Local Educational Agency Meets the Applicable Tax Rate Requirement?
- 34 CFR 222.50 — What Definitions Apply to This Subpart?
- 34 CFR 222.90 — What Definitions Apply to This Subpart?