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(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “At-risk youth” means an individual who meets at least two of the eligibility criteria determined by the Department and an operator that may include:
(1) Being eligible for free or reduced price meals;
(2) A record of suspensions, office referrals, or chronic truancy;
(3) A failure to achieve a proficient or advanced level on State assessments in reading or mathematics, or both;
(4) Having a disability;
(5) A referral from a teacher, counselor, social worker, or community-based service organization;
(6) The head of household is a single parent;
(7) The head of household is not a custodial parent;
(8) The adjusted gross family income is below the federally established poverty guidelines;
(9) The family receives temporary cash assistance under the State Family Investment Program; or
(10) A member of the family has been incarcerated.
(c) “Board” means the Board of Trustees of Residential Boarding Education Programs.
(d) “Operator” means a private nonprofit or public entity that develops and operates a program.
(e) “Program” means a residential boarding education program that includes:
(1) A remedial curriculum for middle school grades;
(2) A college-preparatory curriculum for high school grades;
(3) Extracurricular activities such as athletics and cultural events;
(4) College admissions counseling;
(5) Health and mental health services;
(7) Community service opportunities; and
(8) A residential student life program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Education § 8-701 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/education/md-code-educ-sect-8-701/
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