(105 ILCS 5/1-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 1-3)
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
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)