17:2990.2      Definitions

  As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) "child", "children" or "student" means any child or children between the ages of six and fifteen whose attendance at a public or private day school is required by Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:221 who attends a non-public school and all such children beyond the age of fifteen up to the age of eighteen actually enrolled in a non-public school as defined herein.

  (2) "parent" or "low income parent" means the parent, tutor or other person residing within the state of Louisiana having control or charge of any child herein defined whose total annual income for the previous year did not exceed $7,500.00 or, who meets the requirements of R.S. 17:2990.3(2).

  (3) "non-public school" means any nonprofit elementary or secondary school within the state of Louisiana or which may hereafter be established within the state of Louisiana, offering education to the children of this state in any grades from grades one through twelve, wherein a pupil may fulfill the requirements of the Compulsory School Attendance Law and is in compliance with the Civil Rights Acts of 1964.

  (4) "total annual income" means the total amount actually earned in the tax year as reflected in the federal or state income tax return. If both parents earn income, both shall be considered in determining the total.

Added by Acts 1972, No. 94, Sec. 3.