HANDICAPPED STUDENTS AND STUDENTS LIVING IN LOW-INCOME AREAS
1. Handicapped students are students whose overall functioning, evaluated by a qualified person, shows that they satisfy the following conditions:
(1) the student is considered handicapped within the meaning of the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (chapter E-20.1);
(2) the student displays disabilities that limit or prevent participation in educational services;
(3) the student needs support in order to function in a school environment.
2. Students living in low-income areas are students residing in territories identified as economically disadvantaged during the 1996-1997 school year, according to the following criteria:
(1) poverty, as defined by certain indices of income and education;
(2) district, the basic territorial unit for any activities involving school-age children;
(3) concentration, i.e. the presence of a certain number of poor families in a given area.