Local Education Agency

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Local education agency (LEA) is a commonly used term for a school district, an entity which operates local public primary and secondary schools in the United States, or provides government services to schools within a local area in the United Kingdom.[1]

In some instances, LEA is used to refer to an individual school, especially a charter school, though this usage is less common.


  1. ^ Northumberland LEA website, Northumberland County Council 2006 - 2009. Accessed 2009-06-04.