The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education

Chapter 37: TECHNICAL TRAINING

Sub-Chapter 01: General Provisions

16 V.S.A. § 1522. Definitions



§ 1522. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Secondary technical student" means a resident of this state, of any age, who has not completed high school and is enrolled in a secondary technical education program.

(2) "Adult student" means a resident of this state, of any age, who has completed high school and who needs additional technical education for entry into the labor force or who needs to upgrade skills to qualify for higher pay or for more dependable employment.

(3) "Secondary technical education" means an educational program leading to a high school diploma, designed to provide students with technical knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for further education, enhance their employment options, or lead to an industry-recognized credential.

(4) "Regional technical center" means any of the 16 regional technical centers operating with state support on January 1, 1984, and any other centers so designated thereafter by rule of the state board.

(5) "Sending district" means a school district paying tuition on behalf of a pupil to a school district which furnishes technical courses.

(6) "Receiving district" means a school district, inside or outside of this state, receiving tuition on behalf of a pupil to whom it furnishes technical education. The classification of a school district as a receiving district is not altered by reason of the participation of that district in a contract for management of the regional technical center under section 1543 of this title.

(7) "Service region" means, for each regional technical center, a region surrounding it so designated by rule of the state board under section 1531 of this title. The state board may designate a service region for two or more comprehensive high schools if that region is not served by a technical center.

(8), (9) [Repealed.]

(10) "Technical tuition" means the amount calculated by subtracting from total regional technical center costs all expenditures from state and federal grants (but not incentive grants, adult education grants, or other state grants as defined by the state board by rule), then dividing the result by the sum of the actual number of full-time equivalent out-of-state students and the average of the full-time equivalent Vermont students for the three prior years.

(11) "Adult technical education" means an educational program or course of study, not part of a postsecondary degree program and which does not award postsecondary credit, which provides students with technical knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for further education, enhance their employment options, or lead to an industry-recognized credential.

(12) "Postsecondary technical education" means an educational program or course of study which awards postsecondary credit, designed to provide students with technical knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare them for further education, enhance their employment options, or lead to an industry-recognized credential.

(13) "Postsecondary technical student" means a resident of this state, of any age, who desires to enroll in, or is enrolled in, a postsecondary technical education program.

(14) "Comprehensive high school" means a public or independent school other than a technical center that provides secondary technical education approved under section 1533 of this title. (Added 1983, No. 247 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1987, No. 238 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1991, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1993, No. 233 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 49a, 49b, eff. June 21, 1994; 1997, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 24, eff. July 1, 1999; 2001, No. 63, § 164d, eff. July 1, 2002.)