The definitions set forth in this section shall govern the interpretation of this article.
(a) "Currently migratory child" means a child who has moved with a parent guardian, or other person having custody, from one school district to another, either within the State of California or from another state within the 12-month period immediately preceding his or her identification as such a child, in order that the child, a parent, guardian, or other member of his or her immediate family might secure temporary or seasonal employment in an agricultural or fishing activity, and whose parents or guardians have been informed of the child's eligibility for migrant education services.
"Currently migratory child" includes a child who, without the parent or guardian, has continued to migrate annually to secure temporary or seasonal employment in an agricultural or fishing activity.
(b) "Former migratory child" means a child who was formerly eligible to be counted and served as a currently migratory child within the past five years, but who is no longer a currently migratory child, and who lives in an area served by an ESEA Title I Migrant Education project, and whose parents have been informed of the child's eligibility for migrant education services but have not removed the child from the program.
(c) "Agricultural activity" means any activity directly related to the production or processing of agricultural products and the cultivation or harvesting of trees.
(d) "Fishing activity" means any activity directly related to the catching or processing of fish or shellfish for initial commercial sale or as a principal means of personal subsistence.
(e) "Operating agency" means a local educational agency operating under a subgrant of state migrant education funding, or a public or private nonprofit agency under a special arrangement with the department to carry out a migrant education program.
(f) "Migrant region" means an operating agency comprised of a county or a combination of counties, or a public or private nonprofit agency not controlled in whole or part by a school district, or a combination of counties and agencies, meeting the criteria of subdivision (a) of Section 54444.1.
(g) "Quality control" means the development of program quality standards by the state and the conduct of quality review procedures and processes at the operating agency, school district, and school level by state and other professional staff and parents, in conjunction with other interested parties, on a regular basis to assure the maintenance of high quality migrant education programs.
(h) "Supplementary services" means services provided to migratory children which are above the services already provided by a school or school district to other children of that school or school district.
(i) "Average monthly enrollments" means the average monthly number of pupils who are enrolled in a migrant education program. Average monthly enrollments shall be computed by totaling the number of migrant pupils reported by an operating agency during the months of September to June, inclusive, and dividing that total by 10.
(j) "Department" means the State Department of Education.
(k) "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(Repealed and added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 942, Sec. 2.)