school board


Definition of school board 

: a board in charge of local public schools

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These women are running for seats on local school boards, and as county judges, state lawmakers, and members of Congress. Li Zhou, Vox, "12 charts that explain the record-breaking year women have had in politics," 6 Nov. 2018 And don’t just vote the familiar House and Senate races, be sure to vote down-ballot, too, for the vital but lesser-known positions like school board or county offices. Rebecca Gale, Marie Claire, "How to Impact the Midterms, Even If You Don’t Live in a Swing State," 22 Oct. 2018 The man, who gave his name as John T., suggested that all local political and school board leaders, including Lipinski, come together for a community forum. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Palos Township trustee says she won't resign a year after Facebook comments about Middle Eastern immigrants ignited protests," 11 July 2018 The school board signed on to a resignation agreement with the would-be principal at a special meeting in June, about a month after hiring him to lead Beulah Park Elementary School. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Newly hired principal gets $15K from Zion school district to resign before starting," 11 July 2018 In our neck of the woods, Philly’s school board held its first public meeting last night to ring in the return of local control. Aubrey Nagle,, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018 Carpentersville, Hampshire and West Dundee have agreements in place with D300, and the school board is to vote on expanding school resource officer program into Algonquin Middle School and Westfield Community School in Algonquin. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Part-time school resource officer job at West Dundee middle school to go full time," 10 July 2018 Translate, drive somebody, go into schools, become involved in school boards. Lauren Fox, kansascity, "About 2,000 gather in KC to be 'a voice for the children' in immigration rally," 30 June 2018 Those leaders have called on lawmakers to offer a financial lifeline to the superintendents and school boards that agreed to unsustainable pay hikes for teachers. Neal Morton, The Seattle Times, "Washington state schools chief adds capital-gains tax, special education to his budget wish list," 9 Oct. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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

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