school board


Definition of school board

: a board in charge of local public schools

Examples of school board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guerrero’s decision marked the final chapter in a longer saga that began in late 2018 when the city police bureau asked the Portland school board for $1.2 million for the program, prompting outcry among parents and student activists. oregonlive, "2020 in review: The 8 Oregon education stories that defined the year," 31 Dec. 2020 Though the padlocking episode put him in conflict with the Paterson school board, his no-nonsense style led to an interview for a White House job in early 1988. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Joe Clark, Tough Principal at New Jersey High School, Dies at 82," 30 Dec. 2020 And in November, students won the right to vote in future school board elections. Sarah Ravani,, "‘Defund the police’ is more than a protest cry for these youths. They’re helping steer Oakland effort," 30 Dec. 2020 With emotions running high around COVID-19 school re-openings, more residents have decided to run for school board seats in Lake Forest District 67 and Lake Forest High School District 115 than in an average election year. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Lake Forest will see competitive school board elections," 30 Dec. 2020 Kennedale High School senior Madison Fail, 17, for fighting for openness at her school board meetings. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "Take this fun quiz and see how much you learned as a member of Watchdog Nation in 2020.," 29 Dec. 2020 Carroll’s school board will meet Monday, Jan. 4 to discuss returning to hybrid learning as early as Jan. 7, the target date board members set in early December. Kristen Griffith,, "Carroll County legislators push for in-person learning plan in letter to state superintendent of schools," 29 Dec. 2020 Brunswick City Schools Superintendent Michael Mayell and Treasurer Mark Pepera gave Brunswick Board of Education members a brief overview of the district’s new middle school construction project at the school board’s Dec. 21 regular meeting. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Brunswick school officials looking forward to middle school open house," 28 Dec. 2020 Kupfer said that Mobile County’s school board, unlike Madison County schools, did not have a public debate over the lack of extraordinary compensation. al, "Grinches? Madison and Mobile County teachers wonder why they aren’t getting bonuses," 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of school board

1836, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2021

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“School board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of school board

US : a group of people who are in charge of local schools

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