school board


Definition of school board 

: a board in charge of local public schools

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Here’s the deal: The student rep on the school board is a senior elected by the Harford Regional Association of Student Councils to serve a one-year term. Editorial From The Aegis, The Aegis, "Why not? [Editorial]," 23 May 2018 Koster said the project was approved by the school board around three years ago and executed in three phases over the last two years. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Two 4S Ranch campuses to get new classrooms," 12 July 2018 Two seats apiece on the commission and school board are up for grabs in November. Tyler Estep, ajc, "Gwinnett argues minority voting concerns are taking care of themselves," 7 July 2018 The 78-year-old, who went on to serve on Houston’s City Council and the HISD school board, remembers being in her 20s and preparing the Rice Hotel for Martin Luther King Jr’s visit to the city. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "Houston NAACP celebrates 100th anniversary," 1 July 2018 There are primaries for most of Maryland’s eight congressional seats and one U.S. Senate seat, plus county councils, school boards and more across the state. Erin Cox,, "Primary 101: A newcomer's guide to today's election in Maryland," 26 June 2018 Superintendent Clayton Wilcox and the school board will still have to make cuts to the budget plan unveiled in April. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "County officials want to give CMS teachers a raise. Can they really do that?," 14 June 2018 The first idea, advanced by the county school board, was narrow. Will Stancil, The Atlantic, "The Radical Supreme Court Decision That America Forgot," 29 May 2018 Reserved for Noblesville school administration and school board. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: As Noblesville hero Jason Seaman heals, a community heals with him," 28 May 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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