Definition of school board in US English:

school board

noun

North American
historical
  • A local board or authority responsible for the provision and maintenance of schools.

    • ‘Secondary education was spread yet further by the second key development instigated by school boards, namely evening classes.’
    • ‘I guess the school board thought that football was too much for our high schoolers to handle.’
    • ‘The White County school board voted in July to end all noncurricular clubs.’
    • ‘They are ‘private schools’ with a charter granted by a local school board or a county or state board.’
    • ‘The state board's standards determine what is on statewide tests, but local school boards decide what is actually taught and which textbooks are used.’
    • ‘To do that, it needed to take financial independence away from local school boards.’
    • ‘Many local school boards, meanwhile, seem to regard charter schools the same way the movie moguls of old looked at the arrival of television: as the enemy that must be resisted at every turn.’
    • ‘They were called public schools because school boards administered them, but tuition was still required.’
    • ‘The reorganisations that later occurred were to lead to a progressively wider range of powers and functions being delegated to local authorities and to statutory boards, e.g., school boards.’
    • ‘The ruling also highlights, once again, the conundrum local school boards face under Alberta's education system.’
    • ‘She's trailing in the polls approaching Election Day and the municipal tax base doesn't have the funds to cover the rising costs at local school boards.’
    • ‘But I have recently observed how elected library boards and school boards and town planning authorities give the electors pride of possession and confer a visible sense of obligation on board members and employees.’
    • ‘Local institutional review boards, school boards, and clinics approved the study.’
    • ‘These include not only your city council members but also your local school boards.’
    • ‘This was especially significant given the fact that most tribes had little or no support from local school boards and had limited opportunities for even the most rudimentary education.’
    • ‘The question now is whether Wall Street - and local school boards - will give Whittle time to deliver on what still looks like a promising solution.’
    • ‘Some time ago, as president of a local school board, I compared the lifetime wages of male and female teachers.’
    • ‘For instance, running for a seat on the local school board would be a good start.’
    • ‘They have enjoyed modest success in the races for less powerful positions, such as school boards and city councils.’
    • ‘A number of local school boards in 20 states around the country, most notably the state board in Kansas, have been considering incorporating intelligent design into their academic curricula.’

Pronunciation

school board

/ˈsko͞ol ˌbô(ə)rd/