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Maryland Code, Education § 8-701

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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;

(6) Tutoring;

(7) Community service opportunities;  and

(8) A residential student life program.

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