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     Alberta Regulation 189/2000

     Highway Traffic Act

     SCHOOL BUS LIGHTS AND STOP ARM REGULATION

     Filed:  September 1, 2000

Made by the Minister of Infrastructure (M.O. 35/00) on August 22, 2000
pursuant to section 105(8) of the Highway Traffic Act.


Flashing lights/stop arm exemption
1   The operator of a school bus shall not use the alternately flashing red
lights and stop arm on a school bus for the purpose of loading or unloading
passengers when stopped on the portion of highway 2 north of the Town of
High River adjacent to SW 1/4 21 19 28 W4 to the portion of highway 2 north
of the Town of High River adjacent to SW 1/4 09 19 28 W4.


Expiry
2   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on July 31, 2005.


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     Alberta Regulation 190/2000

     School Act

     PRIVATE SCHOOLS REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 022/2000) on August 30, 2000
pursuant to section 22(6) of the School Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Registered Private Schools

Application for registration  2
Right to continue to operate  3
Duty to inform parent    4


     Accredited Private Schools

Application for accreditation 5
Right to hire non-certificated teachers 6
Policies  7

     Funded Private Schools

Application for grant    8
Waiting period before receiving grant   9
Required programs   10
Parent advisory council  11
Principal 12
School closure 13
Officers and auditor     14
Financial statements and budget    15
Insurance Policy    16
Fidelity bond  17
Education plan and annual education
   results report   18
Responsibility where student is expelled     19

     General Matters

Student records     20
Discipline, suspension and expulsion    21
Provision and disclosure of information 22
Repeal    23
Expiry    24


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "accredited private school" means a registered private school
that has satisfied the requirements of section 22(2) of the Act;

     (b)  "Act" means the School Act;

     (c)  "Alberta Programs of Study" means the courses of study or
education programs prescribed, authorized or approved by the Minister under
section 25(1)(a), (b) and (d) of the Act;

     (d)  "fiscal year" means the 12-month period beginning on September
1 and ending on the following August 31;

     (e)  "funded private school" means an accredited private school that
receives a grant under the School Grants Regulation (AR 72/95);

     (f)  "registered private school" means a school that is registered
as a private school under section 22(1) of the Act.


     Registered Private Schools

Application for registration
2(1)  An application for registration as a registered private school must
be submitted to the Minister and must include

     (a)  the name of the persons or organization owning the school,

     (b)  the name and mailing address of the school,

     (c)  the location of the school if the location is not apparent from
the mailing address,

     (d)  the names of the operators of the school, if different from the
persons or organization referred to in clause (a),

     (e)  if the operator of the school is a corporation, the names of
the officers of the corporation,

     (f)  the qualifications of the proposed members of the instructional
staff,

     (g)  the proposed programs of study and, if different from the
Alberta Programs of Study, a list of subjects proposed to be offered and an
outline of the major skills and knowledge areas to be learned by  students,
which must be consistent with the requirements of section 2(1) and (3) of
Ministerial Order No. 004/98, Goals and Standards Applicable to the
Provision of Basic Education in Alberta, made under section 25(1)(f) of the
Act,

     (h)  a description of the provincial achievement tests to be used or
any alternative assessments acceptable to the Minister to be used which, in
the case of evaluating achievement in grades 3, 6 and 9, must consist of
standards that are similar to the standards contained in provincial
achievement tests for those grades,

     (i)  where applicable, proof that the building to be used by the
school complies with municipal zoning bylaws and  applicable municipal and
provincial public health, safety, fire and building standards, and

     (j)  any additional information required by the Minister relating to
the operation of the school.

(2)  If there are changes to the information referred to in subsection (1)
after the application is submitted to the Minister, the changes must be
submitted to the Minister forthwith.


Right to continue to operate
3(1)  The operator of a registered private school who intends to operate
the school beyond the first year must submit to the Minister an operating
plan, in the form prescribed by the Minister, that includes

     (a)  the number of students estimated to be enrolled in the school
on September 30 of the school year for which the plan is to have effect,
and

     (b)  any changes to the information submitted under section 2(1).

(2)  An operating plan must be submitted annually not later than May 31
preceding the school year for which the plan is to have effect.

(3)  An operator of more than one registered private school may submit one
operating plan that relates to all of those schools.


Duty to inform parent
4   The operator of a registered private school that is not an accredited
private school must inform the parent of a prospective student, in writing,

     (a)  that a student who attends the school may not necessarily be
placed at the same grade level if the student registers in another school,

     (b)  that the school cannot grant credit for senior high school
courses taken at that school,

     (c)  of the general liability insurance coverage held by the
operator in the event of accident or death, and

     (d)  of the qualifications of the members of the instructional
staff.


     Accredited Private Schools

Application for accreditation
5(1)  The operator of a registered private school may apply to have the
school accredited as an accredited private school.

(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be submitted to the Minister
and must include

     (a)  the information listed in section 2(1), and

     (b)  proof satisfactory to the Minister that the school meets the
requirements of section 22(2)(b) of the Act.


Right to hire non-certificated teachers
6   The operator of an accredited private school may employ a competent
individual to teach a language, culture or religion in the school under the
supervision of a teacher who holds a certificate of qualification as a
teacher issued under the Act.


Policies
7   The operator of an accredited private school must develop and maintain
policies regarding the evaluation of students and teachers that are
consistent with the policies of the Minister.


     Funded Private Schools

Application for grant
8   The operator of an accredited private school may apply to the Minister
for a grant under the School Grants Regulation (AR 72/95).


Waiting period before receiving grant
9(1)  An accredited private school must operate for at least one school
year before it is eligible to receive a grant under the School Grants
Regulation (AR 72/95).

(2)  The Minister may waive the requirement in subsection (1).


Required programs
10(1)  The operator of a funded private school must

     (a)  provide the Alberta Programs of Study in accordance with
section 25(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Act,

     (b)  ensure that students enrolled in the school have sufficient
opportunity to achieve, to an acceptable level, the provincial learning
outcomes as defined in Ministerial Order No. 004/98, Goals and Standards
Applicable to the Provision of Basic Education in Alberta, made under
section 25(1)(f) of the Act,

     (c)  use the provincial achievement tests and diploma examinations,
and

     (d)  ensure that students enrolled in the school meet the provincial
graduation requirements.

(2)  The operator of a private school that was a funded private school
immediately before the coming into force of this Regulation must comply
with subsection (1) on or before September 1, 2001.


Parent advisory council
11(1)  The operator of a funded private school must establish a parent
advisory council if the parents of students enrolled in the school do not
constitute a majority of the members of the operating board of the school.

(2)  In this section, "parent advisory council", in respect of a funded
private school, means a group of parents of students enrolled in the school
who provide advice to the principal of the school and the operating board
of the school respecting any matter relating to the school.


Principal
12(1)  The operator of a funded private school must designate a person to
act as the principal of the school.

(2)  A person who does not hold a teaching certificate issued under the
Certification of Teachers Regulation (AR 3/99) is not eligible to be
designated under subsection (1).


School closure
13   If the operator of a funded private school intends to close the
school, the operator must provide 30 days advance written notice to the
parents of each student enrolled in the school and to the Minister.


Officers and auditor
14   The operator of a funded private school must

     (a)  appoint a secretary and a treasurer, or one person to act as
the secretary-treasurer of the school, who is neither the chair nor the
president of the operating board of the school, and

     (b)  appoint a person who is registered and qualified to perform an
audit pursuant to the Chartered Accountants Act, the Certified Management
Accountants Act or the Certified General Accountants Act to act as the
auditor for the school,

and must report their names and addresses to the Minister.


Financial statements and budget
15(1)  The operator of a funded private school must submit to the Minister
annually on or before November 30, in the form prescribed by the Minister,

     (a)  the original and one copy of the financial statements for the
school's fiscal year ending on the August 31 preceding that date, signed by
the chair of the operating board of the school and by the treasurer or
secretary-treasurer appointed under section 14(a), and

     (b)  an auditor's report.

(2)  The operator of a funded private school must submit to the Minister
annually on or before May 31, in the form prescribed by the Minister, the
budget for the school's fiscal year starting on the September 1 following
that date.

(3)  An operator of more than one funded private school may, with the prior
approval of the Minister, submit to the Minister

     (a)  financial statements under subsection (1) that relate to all of
those schools, and

     (b)  a budget under subsection (2) that relates to all of those
schools.


Insurance policy
16(1)  The operator of a  funded private school must keep in force, and
provide the Minister on request with evidence of the existence of, a
general liability insurance policy or other form of indemnification in an
amount that is not less than $2 million for each occurrence of loss or
damage resulting from bodily injury to or the death of one or more persons,
and for loss or damage to property, regardless of the number of claims
arising from any one occurrence.

(2)  The policy or other form of indemnification referred to in subsection
(1) must provide coverage to a funded private school for all claims arising
from

     (a)  a liability imposed by law on the operator of the school, and

     (b)  a liability assumed under any agreement entered into by the
operator of the school.

(3)  The operator of a funded private school must ensure that in the policy
or other form of indemnification referred to in subsection (1), the word
"insured" is defined to include

     (a)  the named insured, and

     (b)  any employee, member of the operating board, agent or other
person, whether receiving compensation or not, when acting within the scope
of that person's duties for the named insured.


Fidelity bond
17   The operator of a funded private school must maintain a fidelity bond
in an amount acceptable to the Minister that covers the operator and other
employees of the school while carrying out duties relating to any money or
security belonging to or held by the school.


Education plan and annual education results report
18(1)  The operator of a funded private school

     (a)  must develop, implement and maintain policies regarding the
school's 3-year education plan and its annual education results report that
are consistent with the policies of the Minister, and

     (b)  must prepare the 3-year education plan and annual education
results report in the form prescribed by the Minister.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply where the funded private school offers
only heritage language programs or cultural programs, or both.


Responsibility where student is expelled
19   Where a student is expelled from a funded private school, the operator
of the school

     (a)  continues to be responsible for the student's education program
for the remainder of the school year, and

     (b)  must ensure that the student has access to an education program
for the remainder of the school year.


     General Matters

Student records
20(1)  Only sections 1, 2(1)(a) and (c) to (i), 5(1) and 6 of the Student
Record Regulation (AR 71/99) apply to registered private schools.

(2)  The Student Record Regulation (AR 71/99) applies to accredited private
schools except for the following sections:

     (a)  section 2(1)(s);

     (b)  section 5(2)(a), (4) and (5);

     (c)  section 7.

(3)  On closing a private school, the operator must forward the student
record for each student enrolled in the school

     (a)  to the school to which the student transfers, or

     (b)  if the school to which to student transfers is unknown, to the
Minister.


Discipline, suspension and expulsion
21   The operator of each private school must

     (a)  make rules for the discipline of students and for the
suspension and expulsion of students that incorporate the principles of
fundamental justice, and

     (b)  provide copies of the rules to the students enrolled in the
school and their parents.


Provision and disclosure of information
22(1)  The operator of each private school must provide to the Minister any
information relating to the school that the Minister requests in writing.

(2)  The Minister may publish or otherwise disclose any information the
Minister receives under subsection (1).


Repeal
23   The Private Schools Regulation (AR 39/89) is repealed.


Expiry
24   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on March 31, 2005.


     Alberta Regulation 191/2000

     Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act

     ASSURED INCOME FOR THE SEVERELY HANDICAPPED
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 342/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to section 13 of the Assured Income for the Severely
Handicapped Act.


1   The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Regulation (AR 203/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended in section 1 and by adding the following after
clause (v):

     (w)  a payment received from the Siksika First Nation under a
settlement agreement dated March 31, 2000 in respect of the Acreage
Discrepancy Mineral Claim.


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     Alberta Regulation 192/2000

     Social Development Act

     SOCIAL ALLOWANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 343/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to section 30 of the Social Development Act.


1   The Social Allowance Regulation (AR 213/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 7 is amended by adding the following after clause (d.2):

     (d.3)     a payment received from the Siksika First Nation under a
settlement agreement dated March 31, 2000 in respect of the Acreage
Discrepancy Mineral Claim





     100% exempt


     Alberta Regulation 193/2000

     Widows' Pension Act

     WIDOWS' PENSION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 344/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to section 10 of the Widows' Pension Act.


1   The Widows' Pension Regulation (AR 166/83) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after clause (x):

     (y)  a payment received from the Siksika First Nation under a
settlement agreement dated March 31, 2000 in respect of the Acreage
Discrepancy Mineral Claim.


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     Alberta Regulation 194/2000

     Corrections Act

     CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 345/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to section 33 of the Corrections Act.


1   The Correctional Institution Regulations (AR 138/77) are amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 29(3) is amended by striking out "sale of items" and
substituting "sale of items and services".


     Alberta Regulation 195/2000

     Agriculture Financial Services Act

     AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT
     REGULATION, 2000 (NO. 2)

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 350/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to section 53 of the Agriculture Financial Services Act.


1   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation (AR 174/94) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 39(2) is repealed.


3   Section 41(3) is amended by adding ", except for vegetables referred to
in subsection (1)(b)" after "section".


4   Section 44 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (c) and substituting the following:

               (c)  "crop" means

                         (i)  stacked hay, or

                         (ii) any other crop that the Corporation
designates as a commercial or other crop for which compensation may be
granted under this Part;

               (c.1)     "insurable crops" and "insured crop" have the same
meanings as in section 17(g) and (h), respectively;

     (b)  by adding the following after clause (d):

               (d.1)     "stacked hay" means hay that is stacked and stored
in accordance with section 46(1.1);


5   Section 45 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Eligibility
     45   A person is eligible for compensation under this Part if

               (a)  except where the crop is stacked hay, the person

                         (i)  is an owner operator or tenant operator
of a farm in Alberta, and

                         (ii) has an insurable interest in the
damaged crop,

               and

               (b)  the person's crop is located and was damaged in
Alberta.


6   Section 46 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "This" and substituting
"Subject to subsection (1.1), this";

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  This Part applies to hay only if it is stacked in bales or as
a loose stack and stored in accordance with directions given by the
Corporation.

     (c)  in subsection (2)(a) by adding "other than stacked hay that is"
after "a crop".


7   Section 47 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by adding the following after clause (c):

               (c.1)     in the case of stacked hay, the amount of damage
done and the amount of hay damaged;

     (b)  in subsection (3) by adding "or" at the end of clause (a) and
by repealing clauses (b) to (e) and substituting the following:

               (b)  where the crop damaged is not hay,

                         (i)  the acreage of the damaged crop has
been harvested prior to inspection,

                         (ii) the crop was seeded too late for a
reasonable expectation of normal yield,

                         (iii)     the crop was a result of volunteer
growth,

                         (iv) the crop was seeded on land that is
unsuitable for crop production, or

                         (v)  the Corporation determines that the
actual damage to the crop extends to less than 10% of the total area of
crop of the same kind within which there is damage to that crop.

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (3.1)  The maximum compensation payable in respect of any one claim
of damage to stacked hay is $5000.

     (d)  in subsection (4) by adding "(i)" after "(b)".


8   Section 48 is amended by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the
following:

     (3)  Where, in respect of any particular damage to an insured crop,

               (a)  compensation is payable under this Part, and

               (b)  an indemnity is payable under a contract of
insurance under Part 3,

     the amount of the compensation payable under this Part is to be
deducted from that insurance indemnity.


9   Section 49 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "this section" and
substituting "subsection (3)";

     (b)  in subsection (3)

               (i)  by striking out "a crop" and substituting "an
insurable crop, other than stacked hay,";

               (ii) by striking out "80% of";

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  The compensation payable for damage to stacked hay or to a crop
that is not an insurable crop is the fair market value, as determined by
the Corporation, of that crop as it existed immediately prior to the
damage.


10   The following is added after section 61:

Application of amendments in 2000
     62   The amendments made by the Agriculture Financial Services
Amendment Regulation, 2000 (No. 2) apply in respect of the 2000 and
subsequent crop years within the meaning of section 17(b).


     Alberta Regulation 196/2000

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 6, 2000

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 196/2000) on September 6,
2000 pursuant to Schedule 5, sections 4, 5, 9 of the Public Sector Pension
Plans Act.


1   The Management Employees Pension Plan (AR 367/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 13(1) is amended by striking out "7" and substituting "7.75".


3   Section 15(1) is amended by striking out "8" and substituting "10.75".


4   Section 16(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "0.75" and substituting "0";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "2.75" and substituting "0".


5   Section 113 is repealed.


6   This Regulation, other than section 5, is deemed to have come into
force on January 1, 2000.


     Alberta Regulation 197/2000

     School Act

     STUDENT TRANSPORTATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 12, 2000

Made by the Minister of Learning (M.O. 023/2000) on August 30, 2000
pursuant to section 34(5) of the School Act.


1   The Student Transportation Regulation (AR 250/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 4(1)(b) is amended by adding "a designated stop on" after
"from".


3   Section 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:


Limit on fee for transpor-tation
     5(1)  A fee charged under section 34(3) of the Act respecting the
transportation of students in accordance with section 34(1) of the Act and
this Regulation must not exceed  the average difference per student between

               (a)  the estimated cost to the board of transporting
those students, and

               (b)  the funding received by the board under the School
Grants Regulation (AR 72/95) in respect of the transportation of those
students.

     (2)  A fee charged under section 34(3) of the Act respecting the
transportation of students other than students referred to in subsection
(1)

               (a)  who are eligible for funding under the School
Grants Regulation (AR 72/95) must not exceed the average difference per
student between

                         (i)  the estimated costs to the board of
transporting those students, and

                         (ii) the funding received by the board under
the School Grants Regulation (AR 72/95) in respect of the transportation of
those students,

               and

               (b)  who are not eligible for funding under the School
Grants Regulation (AR 72/95) must not exceed the estimated average cost per
student to the board for transporting those students.

     (3)  The basis for a fee referred to in this section must be in
accordance with a policy established by the board.

     (4)  Any surplus from fees charged under subsection (1) or  (2) must
be used to subsidize the cost of transportation of students referred to in
that subsection in the 2 school years following the school year in which
the surplus was collected.


4   Section 7 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2000" and
substituting "August 31, 2005".


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     Alberta Regulation 198/2000

     Electric Utilities Act

     Filed:  September 12, 2000

     Ministerial Order  52/2000

I, MIKE CARDINAL, Minister of Resource Development, pursuant to section 2.1
of the Electric Utilities Act Time Extension Regulation (Alta. Reg. 162/98,
as amended), hereby extend the date specified in section 72(4) of the
Electric Utilities Act to June 30, 2003.

Dated the 24 day of August, 2000.
     Mike Cardinal                          
     Minister of Resource Development