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Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 12
§ 550. Definitions. In this article:

1. "Commissioner" shall mean the state commissioner of education.

2. "Qualifying school" shall mean a nonprofit elementary or secondary
school in the state of New York, other than a public school, which (a)
is providing instruction in accordance with article seventeen and
section thirty-two hundred four of this chapter, (b) has not been found
to be in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of nineteen
hundred sixty-four, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. § 2000 (d), (c) which is
entitled to a tax exemption under section five hundred one (a) and five
hundred one (c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of nineteen
hundred fifty-four, as amended, and (d) has been designated during the
base year as serving a high concentration of pupils from low-income
families for purposes of Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act of
nineteen hundred sixty-five (20 U.S.C.A. § 425).

3. "Base year" shall mean the school year immediately preceding the
current year.

4. "Current year" shall mean the school year during which an
apportionment is to be paid pursuant to this article.

5. "Health, welfare and safety grants" shall mean the apportionment
made pursuant to this article which shall be used for the maintenance
and repair of nonpublic school facilities and equipment to ensure the
health, welfare and safety of enrolled pupils.

6. "Maintenance and repair" shall mean the provision of heat, light,
water, ventilation and sanitary facilities; cleaning, janitorial and
custodial services; snow removal; necessary upkeep and renovation of
buildings, grounds and equipment; fire and accident protection; and such
other items as the commissioner may deem necessary to ensure the health,
welfare and safety of enrolled pupils.

7. "Average daily attendance" shall mean the total number of
attendance days of enrolled pupils in grades one through twelve during
the base year, divided by the number of days the school was in session
during such year.