Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/257

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-110 to permit the transfer of individual student records among District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools. (15) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. —The term "elementary school" means an institutional day or residential school that provides elementary education, as determined under District of Columbia law. (16) ELIGIBLE APPLICANT.—The term "eligible applicant" means a person, including a private, public, or quasi-public entity, or an institution of higher education (as defined in section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1141(a))), that seeks to establish a public charter school in the District of Columbia. (17) ELIGIBLE CHARTERING AUTHORITY.—The term "eligible. chartering authority" means any of the following: (A) The Board of Education. (B) The Public Charter School Board. (C) Any one entity designated as an eligible chartering authority by enactment of a bill by the District of Columbia Council after the date of the enactment of this Act. (18) FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER.— The term "family resource center" means an information desk— (A) located in a District of Columbia public school or a public charter school serving a majority of students whose family income is not greater than 185 percent of the income official poverty line (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and revised annually in accordance with section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act applicable to a family of the size involved (42 U.S.C. 9902(3))); and (B) which links students and families to local resources and public and private entities involved in child care, adult education, health and social services, tutoring, mentoring, and job training. (19) INDIVIDUAL CAREER PATH. —The term "individual career path" means a program of study that provides a secondary school student the skills necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce. (20) LITERACY.—The term "literacy" means— (A) in the case of a minor student, such student's ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function in society, to achieve such student's goals, and develop such student's knowledge and potential; and (B) in the case of an adult, such adult's ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve such adult's goals, and develop such adult's knowledge and potential. (21) LONG-TERM REFORM PLAN.— The term "long-term reform plan" means the plan submitted by the Superintendent under section 2101. (22) MAYOR.— The term "Mayor" means the Mayor of the District of Columbia. (23) METROBUS AND METRORAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.—The term "Metrobus and Metrorail Transit System" means the bus and rail systems administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 29-194O-96 -9:QL3Part2