school district


Definition of school district

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

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In many school districts, proving residency requires state identification, a mortgage or rental statement, utility bills, and other alternative forms of identification. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Access to Education for Black Children Proves Difficult for Their Parents, Creating a Disadvantage," 13 Mar. 2019 For other school districts, the price has been steep, although mostly covered by insurance. Ben Finley, The Seattle Times, "Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban," 19 Feb. 2019 The White Plains deal could be a model for other school districts looking to buy some electric buses. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The Big Yellow School Bus Is Going Green," 13 Nov. 2018 Where his predecessors leapt into the spotlight that comes with leading one of America’s largest school districts, Wilcox was happier listening quietly than making speeches before cameras. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Quiet agitator at CMS prepares to rattle some cages in his second year," 12 July 2018 The Police Department advertises the program in school districts. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "Instead of watching Netflix, KC kids dust for fingerprints at police academy," 9 July 2018 The analysis also highlights taxing differences between school districts. Maddie Hanna,, "Gap between rich and poor Pa. school districts has grown, funding lawsuit says," 6 July 2018 Second, the fight over the bathroom bill began in earnest as Patrick seized on a guidance to school districts issued by then-President Barack Obama. Scott Braddock, Houston Chronicle, "Braddock: Perhaps the GOP civil war in Texas really is over," 2 July 2018 Local school districts may to choose to voluntarily provide services. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "'After the headlines have faded,' they will be the first to see immigrant children's trauma," 29 June 2018

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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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