Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 30. Pupils and Educational Programs For Pupils
Section 350. Definitions.
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AS 14.30.350. Definitions.

In AS 14.30.180 - 14.30.350,

(1) "appropriate education" means personalized instruction with sufficient support services to permit a child to benefit educationally from the instruction;

(2) "child with a disability" means a child with one or more of the following:

(A) mental retardation;

(B) learning disabilities;

(C) emotional disturbance;

(D) deafness;

(E) deaf-blindness;

(F) hearing impairment;

(G) orthopedic impairment;

(H) other health impairment;

(I) speech or language impairment;

(J) visual impairment;

(K) multiple disabilities;

(L) early childhood development delay;

(M) autism;

(N) traumatic brain injury;

(3) "due process hearing" means a hearing conducted under AS 14.30.193;

(4) "educational records" means those files, documents, records, and other material that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by a school district or a person acting for a school district; the term "educational records" does not include the personnel records of the school district, maintained in the normal course of business, that relate exclusively to a person's capacity as an employee, or other records as designated by the department in regulation;

(5) "informed consent" means that

(A) a child's parent has been fully informed, in the parent's native language or other mode of communication, of all information relevant to the activity for which consent is sought;

(B) the parent understands and agrees in writing to the carrying out of the activity for which the parent's consent is sought;

(C) the consent describes that activity and lists any records that will be released and to whom; and

(D) the parent understands that the granting of consent is voluntary on the part of the parent and may be revoked at any time.

(6) "parent" means a

(A) child's natural or adoptive parent;

(B) child's guardian, but not the state if the child is in the legal custody of the state;

(C) person who is acting in the place of a child's natural or adoptive parent, such as a grandparent or stepparent with whom the child lives, or a person who is legally responsible for the child's welfare; and

(D) child's surrogate parent who has been appointed under AS 14.30.325;

(7) "related services" means services described in 34 C.F.R. 300.24;

(8) "school district" means a borough school district, a city school district, a regional educational attendance area, a state boarding school, and the state centralized correspondence study program;

(9) "special education" means an educational program described in 34 C.F.R. 300.26;


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