LEA (Local Education Agency)


Definition: A public board of education or other public authority within a State which maintains administrative control of public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school district, or other political subdivision of a state. (As defined by the SIF Association.)

What This Means: LEA is a useful generic term that avoids the confusion faced when discussing entities across states and other political boundaries.


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