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school board

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  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Robert Grant

  • Have you been telling this story to the members of the school-board?

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Sam Clark, on the school-board, is working for better school ventilation.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

  • The School-Board Elections, we are glad to say, were completed a fortnight ago.

British Dictionary definitions for school board

school board

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