49-22-1. Definitions. (a) "Act" means the professional negotiations act, as defined in K.S.A. 72-5413 et seq. and amendments thereto.
(b) Computation of time. Whenever the time limit in these rules, for any act, is seven days or more, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be included in making the computation. Whenever the time limit is less than seven days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded. Whenever the last day of any time period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, that day shall be omitted from the computation. The secretary, for good cause shown, may extend any time limitation prescribed in these rules other than those time limitations fixed by statute. Computation of time shall commence when service to a party is made by the secretary, except as otherwise provided by these rules and regulations.
(c) "Party" means any professional employee, professional employee organization, or board of education named as a party in a petition filed under the act or these rules, or any professional employee, professional employee organization or board of education whose timely motion to intervene in a proceeding has been granted.
(d) "Memorandum of agreement" means an agreement entered into, pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5421 (a), between a board of education and a professional employee organization.
(e) "Proof or showing of interest" means, in the case of a representation election pursuant to K.S.A. 72-5418, a signed card or petition form indicating an employee's interest in questions raised in a petition form filed with the secretary. In the case of a professional employee organization filing a petition with the secretary for a representation election pursuant to K.S.A. 72-5416, proof or showing of interest means a membership list.
(f) "Hearing examiner" means the secretary or the person designated by the secretary to conduct a hearing. (Authorized by K.S.A. 72-5432; implementing K.S.A. 72-5413, 72-5416, 72-5418, 72-5421, 72-5426, 72-5427, 72-5428, 72-5430a; effective, E-78-37, Dec. 29, 1977; effective May 1, 1978; amended, E-81-38, Dec. 10, 1980; amended May 1, 1981; amended May 1, 1984.)