(105 ILCS 5/1-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 1-3)
    Sec. 1-3. Definitions.
    The terms "common schools", "free schools" and "public schools" are used interchangeably to apply to any school operated by authority of this Act.
    "School board" means the governing body of any district created or operating under authority of this Act, including board of school directors and board of education. When the context so indicates it also means the governing body of any non-high school district and of any special charter district, including board of school inspectors.
    "Special charter district" means any city, township or district organized into a school district, under a special Act or charter of the General Assembly or in which schools are now managed and operating within such unit in whole or in part under the terms of such special Act or charter.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)