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school board

a local board or committee in charge of public education.
Origin of school board
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The only way to secure such persons is for some individual or for the school board to make this a specific business.

  • The school board administers the affairs of all the schools in the township.

  • One of the last speakers was introduced as a member of the school board.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • “I hear he has been having some trouble with his school board,” the professor was saying.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • The members of the school board select their own chairman and act together as a committee or board.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for school board

school board

(formerly in Britain) an elected board of ratepayers who provided local elementary schools between 1870 and 1902
(in the US and Canada) a local board of education
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