School board

definition

Governing body that is mainly external and that may have consultative and/or governing duties.

example of use

The most interesting feature of the Minas Gerais reform is its multi-pronged approach. It simultaneously tried to: increase the autonomy of the schools; transfer financial resources directly to the control of school principals; create school boards with active parent participation; have principals chosen by school boards, among candidates pre-screened through an examination; create teachertraining programmes managed by the schools; and establish a state-wide evaluation of schools via a student-testing programme (Carnoy, 1999: 55).

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