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board of education

n. a board in charge of local public schools [syn: school board]

Board of education

A board of education, school committee or school board is the board of directors or board of trustees of a school, local school district or higher administrative level.

The elected council helps determine educational policy in a small regional area, such as a city, county, state or province. It usually shares power with a larger institution, such as the government's department of education. The name of the board is also often used to refer to the school system under the board's control.

The government department that administered education in the United Kingdom before the foundation of the Ministry of Education was also called the Board of Education.

Usage examples of "board of education".

Certainly, Principal Rigden would not dare to interrupt a visitor who was a member of the Board of Education.

Let her start with me again and I'll do more than just write to the board of education.

Fettered immovably so as to remove all possibility of danger, they are placed in the class rooms of our Infant Schools, and there they are utilized by the Board of Education for the purpose of imparting to the offspring of the Middle Classes that tact and intelligence of which these wretched creatures themselves are utterly devoid.

His wrangle with the Board of Education, when he had refused to have Pearl vaccinated at their request, still rankled.

The school custodian had fished enough pennies out of the toilets in the girls washrooms that hed treated himself to a package of non-Board of Education toilet paper, the kind that couldnt be fed through a laser printer.

Other causes for sorrow were the decisions of the Drake, North Dakota, school board to burn copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, and of the California Board of Education to require the teaching of Genesis on a parity with the Darwinian theory of evolution.

Thus the board of education of Los Angeles has decided that fully 25 percent of that city's classrooms will, in the future, be temporary structures that can be moved around as needed.