Letter: Appellations and oranges

An example of what Winston S. Churchill called a “terminological inexactitude” appears on page 1 of your Jan. 20 edition. Under the headline “Funds for schools urged,” the writer refers to the “Rappahannock County Board of Education.” But the Constitution of Virginia (Article VIII, Section 7) applies the name “school board” to the body charged with responsibility for the supervision of schools in a school division. The Constitution of Virginia (Article VIII, Section 4) reserves the appellation “Board of Education” for the nine-member state-level body appointed by the governor and charged with “general supervision of the public school system.”

T. Page Johnson

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