school board


: a board in charge of local public schools

Examples of school board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story opens with Dot getting arrested during the chaos of a school board meeting that’s devolved into an all-out battle. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District holds its annual school board/millage election in the spring of each year. Cynthia Howell,, 12 Nov. 2023 Conservative groups made school boards a new front in the culture wars. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 In several school board meetings around the state, the same debate has played out over the past few months. Jill Cowan, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Act 883 allows school boards to go into nonpublic session to talk about pending or possible lawsuits, consider lawsuit settlement offers, consider contract disputes with the district superintendent and to discuss buying or selling real estate. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2023 On Tuesday, Moms for Liberty candidates lost five school board races in central Bucks County. Jonathan Weisman, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Hundreds of districts across the country will hold local school board elections Nov. 7, ahead of a 2024 presidential campaign that is expected to see education play a bigger role than in the past. Scott Calvert, WSJ, 5 Nov. 2023 The proposal has earned endorsements from an array of local businesses, trade unions, school board members, former mayors and Democratic U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich. Morgan Lee, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of school board was in 1836

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“School board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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school board

: a board in charge of local public schools
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