school district


Definition of school district

: a unit for administration of a public-school system often comprising several towns within a state

Examples of school district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web San Diego Unified is the state’s second-largest school district, educating about 100,000 students with an annual budget of $1.6 billion. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego schools may get $128 million in federal COVID relief," 31 Dec. 2020 Minnesota's largest school district is working to help students who have turned to substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Anoka-Hennepin schools partner with Hazelden Betty Ford to help students with addiction," 18 Dec. 2020 In September, New York City said the nation's largest school district wouldn't have snow days. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "Snow days canceled because of COVID-19 online school? Not in these school districts," 16 Dec. 2020 Some have benefitted more than others – Baldwin County Schools, the state’s third largest school district, endorsed a $1,000 per employee bonus on December 8. al, "Move over Clark Griswold: Alabama schools dishing out bonuses during coronavirus," 15 Dec. 2020 The move is the latest attempt by the nation’s second-largest school district to avoid punishing students while the coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt their education and worsen family hardships, my colleague Howard Blume writes. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: We’re not out of the woods yet," 15 Dec. 2020 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana’s largest school district, has received $45.4 million and St. Bernard Parish has received almost $6 million. Kaylee Poche,, "Virtually impossible: Suburban parishes struggle to protect students, teachers from COVID-19," 14 Dec. 2020 In New York City, the U.S.‘s largest school district, children will be off from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Charles J. Russo, The Conversation, "On the first day of Christmas…teachers got a legal headache over blurring the line between church and state," 14 Dec. 2020 The virus has been a daily threat, as the area’s largest school district has reported 1,746 COVID-19 cases district-wide — including 806 students — since Dallas ISD began tracking cases Sept. 28. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "How DISD’s challenging season has prepared schools for heightened COVID-19 concerns entering TXHSFB playoffs," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of school district

1809, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2021

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“School district.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of school district

US : an area or region containing the schools that a school board is in charge of

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