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One of the territorial areas into which an entire state or country, county, municipality, or other political subdivision is divided, for judicial, political, electoral, or administrative purposes.

The circuit or territory within which a person may be compelled to appear. Circuit of authority; province.

A judicial district is a designated area of a state over which a court has been empowered to hear lawsuits that arise within it or that involve its inhabitants. A federal judicial district is an area of a state in which a federal district court sits to determine matters involving federal questions or Diversity of Citizenship of the parties.

A congressional district is a geographical sub-division of a state that elects a representative to Congress.

A legislative district is a specific section of a state that elects a representative to the state legislature.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DISTRICT. A certain portion of the country, separated from the rest for some special purposes. The United States are divided into judicial districts, in each of which is established a district court; they are also divided into election districts; collection districts, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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School District #72 (Campbell River) has been conducting since 1992 a districtwide reading assessment for all students in grades 3, 6, and 9.(8) Both fiction and nonfiction reading passages are selected, and students answer questions about the texts.
And with more than 127,000 students districtwide, this is not an insignificant number and presents a unique challenge in meeting the district's mission of instilling the ability to read, write, speak, listen and use numeracy.
Districtwide Family Literary Night Pizza and activities for the whole family.
Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the annual award recognizes a K-12 institution's districtwide use of innovative technology.
Ultimately, it requires a districtwide commitment to safe, orderly schools, including a real effort by district officials to stand behind school employees with the support they need--and a commitment by administrators to forge a cooperative effort with school employees aimed at educating students, parents and members of the community about the need for tough but fair discipline policies.
School participation in the United Way campaign, chaired by Superintendent Nancy Golden, was up districtwide, officials said.
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SchoolLibrary*Solution is a districtwide automation solution that provides school districts with a union catalog accessible via a multitude of tools, including KC Web, YouSeeMore, Circulation, Cataloging, Acquisitions, Bookings, Serials, and Public Access Catalog.