from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A local board that oversees public schools.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A local board of education or school-committee; specifically, in Great Britain, a body of managers, elected by the ratepayers, male and female, in a town or parish, to provide adequate means of instruction for every child in the district, with the power of compelling the attendance of the children at school, unless their education is satisfactorily provided for otherwise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A governing body of people elected to oversee management of a school district and represent the interests of residents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a board in charge of local public schools


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