(1)Except where express provision is made to the contrary, expressions used in this Act and in the M11980 Act shall have the same meaning in this Act as is given to them by section 135(1) of that Act.
(2)In this Act—
“appointment committee” has the meaning given in Schedule 2 to this Act;
F1. . .
“combined school” has the meaning given in section 7 of this Act;
“co-opted members” has the meaning given in section 2(1)(c) of this Act;
F2. . .
[F3 “councillor” means a councillor elected under section 5 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]
“denominational school” has the meaning given in section 2(7) of this Act;
[F4 “electoral ward” shall be construed in accordance with section 5 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994]
“financial year” means the financial year of a local authority in terms of the 1973 Act;
F5. . .
“parent” in relation to a pupil means his natural parent or any other natural person who is his guardian, who has [F6parental responsibilities (within the meaning of section 1(3) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995) in relation to him or who has care] of him or who is liable to maintain him;
“parent members” has the meaning given in section 2(1)(a) of this Act;
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;
“pupil” does not include any person over the age of 18 years;
F5. . .
[F7 “regular election” has the meaning given in section 2A(1) of this Act;]
[ “regular election period” has the meaning given in section 2A(10) of this Act;]
[ “relevant year” has the meaning given in section 2A(10) of this Act;]
“school” means a public school other than a nursery school;
“School Board” has the meaning given in section 1 of this Act;
“staff members” has the meaning given in section 2(1)(b) of this Act;
“the 1973 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973; and
“the 1980 Act” means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.
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