School-board

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns School-board a board of managers, elected by the ratepayers, whose duty it is to see that adequate means of education are provided for the children of a town or district
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Quotations

  • Philip Streifer
    Philip Streifer
    “After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. schola—Gr. scholē, leisure, a school.

Usage

In literature:

I fought in three London School Board elections as a candidate and in two others as a political worker.
"Human Nature In Politics" by Graham Wallas
Beginning with the reign of Queen Anne boarding-schools for girls became very numerous.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
Mr. Hall (Superintendent of Little Rock City Schools) has asked me to will it to the School Board.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Yes, thanks to the liberality of the School Board.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 12, 1890" by Various
If one met him in the road, one would think him a Board-School Master.
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
This is no young ladies' boarding school.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
Their only son had died in his infancy, and their daughter Jennie was attending a boarding-school.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
The prominence of her parents in the neighbourhood, and the power her father wields in the school board, need not worry you.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Mary, thus thrown upon herself, began to teach school for seventy-five cents a week and her board.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
The School-board has come and made that all right, though the parson goes on with his rumor.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Each time I give lectures
or gather in the grants
you send me off to boarding school
in training pants.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
There are words so delicious their sweetness will smother
That boarding-school flavor of which we're afraid,
There is "lush"is a good one, and "swirl" is another,—
Put both in one stanza, its fortune is made.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The school board gave Superintendent Scott Leaman a glowing annual job performance evaluation during Tuesday night's board meeting.
Francis School Board member Matthew Rustad was removed from his position after a vote from other board member s this week.
York Region District School Board , Trillium Lakelands District School Board (Muskoka, Haliburton), Renfrew District School Board (Pembroke, Petawawa).
USD 501 school board president Patrick Woods voted on behalf of his board against pursuing the legislative changes.
The Willits school board accepting a recommendation from county Superintendent of Schools Paul Tichinin has put the brakes on any more school bond spending, at least for now.
The School Board received a request from County Administrator Douglas Stanley for permission to plant an oak tree at Skyline High School and Warren County High School.
Dec 12, 2012 3:48 pm A Milwaukee School Board committee on Tuesday approved a host of school changes, including closing two struggling schools, opening two new charters, and merging two other schools into one program.
A Milwaukee School Board committee on Tuesday approved a host of school changes, including closing two struggling schools, opening two new charters, and merging two other schools into one program.
Two schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools family would be closed and two new charters opened if the Milwaukee School Board approves proposals on the table this month.
Vicki Gordon, a longtime member of the Martinez school board, appears to have pulled off a surprising come-from-behind victory to capture a seat on the five-member Contra Costa Community College District governing board.
Lufkin,Tx — "This is something that is needed, and well-deserved," said school board president Andra Self, after the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees voted to unanimously approve a 4 percent, one-time stipend to increase teacher pay.
State Senator Toni Boucher and State Rep John Frey have endorsed the candidacy of John Palermo , a Republican school board member who is running for Board of Finance.
The Groesbeck ISD school board held its monthly meeting Thursday and discussed several items, including a new logo and updating local policy to meet new Texas Association of School Board standards.
School Board members decide which schools students attend, approve the school district's budget, adopt standards for the school system , and make decisions about current and future school facilities.
School Board member Charlton Bivens said he wants SACS to call out board members.
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In science:

After working for a scrap company where he used dynamite, he was finally admitted into a secondary school with the assistance of the director, but with the condition that he pass some tests from the board of the state examiners, called the Central Jury, for the first three years.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
Partially supported by the NSF and UM Research Board †School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Equivariant intersection theory
Leo’s talents, creative energy and imagination spilled out beyond Mathematics. A few examples: he got interested in elementary education and spent some time on the Santa Monica school board.
Leo and me
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