|The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Jessore was established in 1963 in the month of October by the Govt. order no 737 Education, dated 30-09-1963 under the section of the then east pakistan ordinance no XXXIII of 1961. The Board had no buildings of its own during the period of establishment. It started functioning in the hostel of junior Teachers’Training College, Jessore. Then its name was “Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education, Khulna Division, Jessore. In 1965 it was named as Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Jessore. Later on, the Board authority purchased 8.20 acres of land through acquisition of District Administration. In 1968 after the construction of its own office buildings, Residential buildings, Rest House, Bank, post office, the Board was shifted to its own campus. At present the Board has a 3 storied office building, a 7 storied office building. a 2 storied
guest house, Residential building of the officers along with the bungalow of the Chairman, Answer shed, etc. Besides, the Board has its own Water Supply facilities and also a 315 KVA electric Substation. A Residential Model School and College is under Construction on its own 2-00 acres of land at New Town. Jessore.
At the time of its establishment, all the districts of Khulna Division such as Jessore, Khulna, Barisal and Kushtia was under the jurisdiction of this Board. It had then 508 Secondary schools and 20 colleges under it. After the establishment of Barisal Education Board in 1999 6 districts of Present Barisal Division were included to it. Now 10 districts of present Khulna Division such as Khulna, Bagerhat, satkhira, Jhenidah, Magura, Narail, Jessore, Kushtia, Chuadanga
and Meherpur are under it.
At present the number of recognized secondary schools and colleges of this Board is 1,870 and 310 respectively. Moreover, the number of temporary recognized school and colleges is 127 and 74 respectively and 193 secondary schools and 59 colleges are given permission for admitting students.