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Vocabulary for Schools and Society Chapter 7 & 8

Block grants Federal monies provided to states and school districts with few restrictions for use.
Principal The individual having the ultimate administrative responsibility for a school's operation.
State tuition-credit plans A variation on school voucher programs in which parents are given tax credits for money they spend on private-school tuition.
Categorical grants Monies targeted for specific groups and designated purposes.
School district An administrative unit within a state that is defined by geographical boundaries and is legally responsible for the public education of children within those boundaries.
Superintendent The school district's head administrative officer, along with his or her staff, responsible for implementing that policy in the district's school.
Charter schools Alternative schools that are independently operated but publicly funded.
Site-based decision making A school management reform movement that attempts to place increased responsibility for governance at the individual school level.
Voucher A check or written document that parents can use to purchase educational services.
Homeschooling An educational option in which parents educate their children at home.
State board of education The legal governing body that exercises general control and supervision of the schools in a state.
Local school board A group of elected lay citizens responsible for setting policies that determine how a school district operates.
State office of education Office responsible for implementing a state's education policy on a day to day basis.
Created by: Xyrarose