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 Indianapolis Public Schools is that largest school district in Indiana with more than 30,000 students. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis Public Schools inked a new contract. Teachers can make up to $90,000 next year.," 13 Nov. 2019 There are a number of school tax issues, including in some of Greater Cincinnati's largest school districts: Sycamore, Forest Fills, Northwest and Finneytown. Carl Weiser,, "Election 2019: Here's what's on the ballot in Ohio and Kentucky," 4 Nov. 2019 Sitting about 10 miles east of Philadelphia, Cherry Hill is New Jersey’s 11th largest school district, with 11,350 students and 19 schools. Tracey Tully, New York Times, "First, the Tuna Fish ‘Badge of Shame.’ Next, Banned From the Prom?," 1 Nov. 2019 Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. CBS News, "Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days of canceled classes," 31 Oct. 2019 The nation's third-largest school district canceled classes after the teachers' union went on strike earlier this month. NBC News, "Chicago teachers union reach 'tentative agreement,' but strike continues," 31 Oct. 2019 As the strike in the nation’s third-largest school district continues, Tribune reporters checked in with families to see how the walkout has affected them and if their opinions have changed. Paige Fry,, "Have CPS parents changed their minds about the teachers strike? We asked.," 30 Oct. 2019 The work stoppage in Chicago, home to the nation’s third-largest school district, with more than three hundred and sixty thousand students, in hundreds of schools, is the second in seven years. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, "Chicago’s Striking Teachers Test a Progressive New Mayor," 26 Oct. 2019 Jennifer was one of many students who came out to the picket lines to support teachers and school support staff on strike in Chicago, home to the country’s third largest school district, Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Elizabeth King, Teen Vogue, "Chicago Public School Teachers Are on Strike — With Support From Their Students," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of school district

1809, in the meaning defined above

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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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