- a local board or committee in charge of public education.
Origin of school board
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for school board
Every school-board child now, however, knows better than this.British Borneo
W. H. Treacher
I was elected on the school-board—the only woman—and he ought to have been proud.Unleavened Bread
Have you been telling this story to the members of the school-board?
Sam Clark, on the school-board, is working for better school ventilation.
The School-Board Elections, we are glad to say, were completed a fortnight ago.
- (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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