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Chapter 1. General Provisions.Subchapter 1. Citation and Definitions   

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Throughout Division 1 of this title, unless otherwise indicated by the context:

(a) "County superintendent" means the county superintendent of schools having jurisdiction.

(b) "Department or CDE" means the California Department of Education.

(c) "Governing board" means the governing board of a school district maintaining any grade K-12.

(d) "Grade" includes kindergarten, unless otherwise specified.

(e) "High school" includes junior high school, four year high school, senior high school, and continuation high school unless a contrary intention appears, but excludes evening high schools, called "adult schools" in this title.

(1) "Four year high schools" are organized to include grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

(2) "Junior high schools" are organized to include grades seven and eight; grades seven, eight, and nine; or grades seven, eight, nine, and ten.

(3) "Senior high schools" are organized to include grades 10, 11, and 12; or grades 11 and 12.

(f) "K-12" means kindergarten and grades 1 through 12.

(g) "Pupil" means a person enrolled in any grade K-12, in an ungraded class, or individual instruction.

(h) "Regular day class" means a class maintained during the regular school day, as fixed by the governing board of the school district. Classes in special day and evening and summer schools, juvenile hall schools, remedial classes, and classes for the physically handicapped, mentally retarded, severely mentally retarded, educationally handicapped, and mentally gifted are not regular day classes.

(i) "Regular full-time day school" means a school maintained by a school district during the day, as distinguished from evening or night, for not less than 175 days during the fiscal year and for not less than the minimum school day established by or pursuant to law.

(j) "School" means a public school maintained for a grade or grades, K-12.

(k) "Section" means a section of this code, unless some other code or statute is expressly mentioned.

(l) "State Board or SBE" means the State Board of Education.

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 52.)