Unified School District - Different Uses of The Term

Different Uses of The Term

Some U.S. states use the term "unified school district" differently. For example:

  • In Connecticut, a unified school district is a statewide school district serving students under the jurisdiction of a state department:
    • Unified School District #1 is under the Department of Correction.
    • Unified School District #2 is under the Department of Children and Families.
    • Unified School District #3 is under the Department of Developmental Services.
  • In Vermont, a unified school district is a type of union school district in which "the town school districts (and school boards) are abolished and representatives from the former districts are elected to form one school board."
  • In Wisconsin, a unified school district is one in which the school board has "the powers and duties of the school board and annual meeting in a common school district."

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