Focus on Governance in K-12 Education
Local-Level Models

Publication February 200912 pages(09S01)Asenith Dixon

America has roughly 15,000 local boards of education, with nearly 95,000 school board members. Although education governance structures differ from state to state, local education leaders ­ local boards and board members ­ shape the vision of local school systems by managing the implementation of education standards, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of school system operations. This paper provides a snapshot of what local K-12 governance looks like in SREB states.