Term Public Schools
Code HD-8000
Definition Educational institutions for students in grades K-12 (or 1-12) supported by public funds that provide a formal education through a graded system of instruction that focuses initially on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics and later on a broader curriculum of study which terminates in preparation for specific employment opportunities or undergraduate study at the postsecondary level.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 9/4/13
Use References Public School Education
See Also References Public Preschools (HD-1800.6500-700)
Public School Accreditation (DF-4500.8000-680)
External Classification Terms Education (CAN ED-170)
Education (USA ED-170)
Educational Delivery (NPC B03)
Primary & Elementary Schools (NTE B24)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References UWASIS II: A Taxonomy of Social Goals & Human Service Programs, United Way of America Services Identification System, United Way of America, Alexandria, Virginia: Second Edition, November 1976.

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