school board


Definition of school board

: a board in charge of local public schools

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Nationwide, union counts put the number of educators on ballots for offices from school board to state legislature at more than 300, more than double the 2014 and 2016 numbers. Carolyn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts," 13 Aug. 2018 According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, an advocacy group that helps elect openly gay public officials, nearly 400 gay people are vying for offices ranging from school board to governor. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Jared Polis’s win expands the list of LGBT candidates winning primaries," 27 June 2018 The vote comes after nine presentations to trustees either in workshops or during regular school board meetings. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Fort Worth school trustee says she cut deal with board members for votes against budget," 26 June 2018 The school also needs approval from the Kenner City Council, but its first step is to get permission from the school board as the land owner. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Kenner charter school seeks permission to undo subdivision so it can build new school," 6 June 2018 The district should have done this years ago, but the leadership from the school board and the old superintendent wasn't there. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Bevin's education chief changed the recommendation for a JCPS takeover," 11 May 2018 Receive a letter of recommendation from the school board. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "An Idaho school superintendent wouldn’t resign, so this person paid him $400,000 to leave | Idaho Statesman," 30 Apr. 2018 Montville Public Schools has placed the trio on administrative leave, according to a statement from the school board. Chris Harris,, "Conn. School Officials Allegedly Knew About a Teacher's in-Class 'Fight Club' but Didn't Report It," 20 Apr. 2018 In late 2017, Jeremiah Jeffries, the co-founder of a local teachers group called Teachers 4 Social Justice, sat her down and asked her to run for a seat on the school board. Jackie Fielder, Teen Vogue, "Gabriela López Just Became the Youngest Elected Official in San Francisco," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of school board

1836, in the meaning defined above

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

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