Education and Training Boards Act 2013

2.

Interpretation.

2.— In this Act—

“Act of 1930” means the Vocational Education Act 1930;

“Act of 1944” means the Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1944;

“Act of 1998” means the Education Act 1998;

“Act of 2001” means the Local Government Act 2001;

“annual service plan” has the meaning assigned to it by section 47 and includes an amended annual service plan;

“audit committee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45 ;

“board of management” shall be construed in accordance with section 14 of the Act of 1998;

“centre for education” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1998;

“chief executive” has the meaning assigned to it by section 14 ;

“children detention school” has the same meaning as it has in the Children Act 2001;

“dissolved body” shall be construed in accordance with section 55 ;

“education and training board” shall be construed in accordance with section 9 ;

“education and training board area” shall be construed in accordance with section 9 ;

“Education and Training Boards Ireland” means the association established to collectively represent education and training boards and promote their interests, which is recognised by the Minister for the purposes of this Act;

“education or training facility” means a place, other than a centre for education or recognised school, which provides education, training or instruction and which is maintained or resourced by an education and training board;

“education or training provider” means a person, other than an education and training board, who provides, organises or procures a programme of education or training;

“election year” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2001;

“establishment day” shall be construed in accordance with section 8 ;

“executive function” shall be construed in accordance with section 13 ;

“finance committee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 45 ;

“functional area” shall be construed in accordance with section 9 ;

“learner” means a person, other than a student, who is acquiring or who has acquired knowledge, skill, training or competence;

“local authority” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2001;

“local election” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2001;

“Minister” means the Minister for Education and Skills;

“parent” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1998;

“patron” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1998;

“post election meeting” has the meaning assigned to it by section 31 ;

“prison” has the same meaning as it has in the Prisons Act 2007;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“public service body” has the same meaning it has in section 3(1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011;

“recognised school” means a school—

( a) designated by the Minister under subsection (1) of section 10 of the Act of 1998 to be a school recognised for the purposes of that Act, or

( b) deemed to be a school recognised in accordance with the said section 10;

“reserved function” shall be construed in accordance with section 12 ;

“strategy statement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 27 ;

“student” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 1998;

“vocational education committee” means a vocational education committee established under section 7 of the Act of 1930.