N.H. Rev. Stat. § 194-F:1

Current through Chapter 8 of the 2024 Legislative Session
Section 194-F:1 - Definitions

In this chapter:

I. "Adequate education grant" means the grant calculated under RSA 198:41.
II. "Curriculum" means the lessons and academic content taught in a specific course, program, or grade level.
III. "Department" means the department of education.
IV. "Education freedom account" or "EFA" means the account to which funds are allocated by the scholarship organization to the parent of an EFA student in order to pay for qualifying education expenses to educate the EFA student under this chapter.
V. "Education service provider" means a person or organization that receives payments from education freedom accounts to provide educational goods and services to EFA students.
VI. "Eligible student" means a resident of this state who is eligible to enroll in a public elementary or secondary school and whose annual household income at the time the student applies for the program is less than or equal to 350 percent of the federal poverty guidelines as updated annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under 42 U.S.C. section 9902 (2). No income threshold need be met in subsequent years, provided the student otherwise qualifies. Students in the special school district within the department of corrections established in RSA 194:60 shall not be eligible students.
VII. "EFA student" means an eligible student who is participating in the EFA program.
VIII. "Full-time" means more than 50 percent of instructional time.
IX. "Remote or hybrid" shall mean any public school that is not providing instruction in-person where the student or the educator are both not physically present in the traditional classroom due to full-time or part-time classroom closure.
X. "Parent" means a biological or adoptive parent, legal guardian, custodian, or other person with legal authority to act on behalf of an EFA student.
XI. "Program" means the education freedom account program established in this chapter.
XII. "Scholarship organization", means a scholarship organization approved under RSA 77:G, that administers and implements the EFA Act.

RSA 194-F:1

Amended by 2023, 110:1, eff. 8/26/2023.
Added by 2021 , 91: 431, eff. 8/24/2021.

2021, 91 : 431 , eff. Aug. 24, 2021.