Local agencies or boards that are organized for the purpose of governance and management of schools within a jurisdiction. Boards of education generally share power with a larger institution such as the government's department/ministry of education.
Provincial or regional organizations that are responsible for the implementation of programs that have been established by legislative mandate. Responsibilities include development of a regional plan, solicitation of proposals for service delivery, allocation of public monies (generally federal or provincial dollars that have been earmarked for the program), monitoring of service contracts and evaluation of outcomes. Some organizations provide all or a range of the mandated services directly.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.