In this Article, unless the context otherwise
1. "Board" means the State
Board of Education.
means the chairperson of the Professional Practices Advisory Committee,
established pursuant to
3. "Contested case" means any proceeding in
which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by law to
be determined by the State Board of Education after an opportunity for
4. "Department" means the
Department of Education.
"Document" includes papers such as complaints, petitions, motions, responses
6. "Hearing body" means the Board or the Professional
Practices Advisory Committee.
"Party" means each
person or agency named or admitted as a party or properly seeking and entitled
as of right to be admitted as a party.
7. "Person" means an individual,
partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a
governmental subdivision, a public or private organization of any character, or
"PPAC" means the Professional Practices Advisory Committee, established
9. "Presiding officer" means a hearing
officer, with either a minimum of three years of verified experience in the
practice of law or a minimum of one year of verified experience in conducting
hearings, who shall oversee hearings pursuant to this Article.
10. "Pupil" means any student enrolled in an
Arizona public or private school defined in A.R.S. §
"Pupil" also means any student who was enrolled in an Arizona public or private
school at the time of the events which are the subject of a
11. "Victim" means any
person who has been previously identified pursuant to state law as a victim in
a criminal proceeding which is the basis for a contested case.