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 The commissioner has not yet put forward any semblance of a turnaround plan, but one of her first actions was to remove Elorza, the council and the school board from the school department’s organization chart., "Are Providence leaders having second thoughts about the school takeover? - The Boston Globe," 11 Nov. 2019 Voters across Connecticut cast their ballots in local elections Tuesday, choosing mayors, town councils and school boards. Russell Blair,, "White men, Trump factor and low turnout: 5 takeaways from Connecticut’s municipal elections," 6 Nov. 2019 Voters cited the ballot referendum on trash collection — more so than city council or school board races — for the strong showing. Natalie Rademacher, Twin Cities, "With trash in mind, St. Paul voters headed to the polls Tuesday," 5 Nov. 2019 But Duggan said that meeting led to others including a late-night meeting between the teachers' union and the school board where Conyers was a significant -- if behind-the-scenes -- partner toward settling the strike. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Watch live: Funeral for former U.S. Rep. John Conyers," 4 Nov. 2019 All 24 school districts in the state select a teacher of the year, and a panel of judges representing principals, teachers, school boards, teacher unions, parents, and higher education selects the finalists. Jean Marbella,, "Anne Arundel elementary educator named Maryland Teacher of the Year," 25 Oct. 2019 Those groups include staff, parents, school board, community, business, etc. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Germantown School District launches survey for new superintendent search," 23 Oct. 2019 The sum includes an additional year’s base pay awarded to Pedroza as part of a settlement agreement between him and the school board. Lauryn Schroeder, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s 20 top-paid school superintendents," 9 Oct. 2019 The Connecticut Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has determined that such arrangements are permissible because the town and the school board are separate legal entities. Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica, "This Lawyer Fought Housing Segregation. Now Wealthy Suburbanites Want to Fire His Firm.," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of school board

1836, in the meaning defined above

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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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