States Shift Power Back to Local School Boards

States Shift Power Back to Local School Boards

May 19, 2017

Under ESSA, states are shifting power back to local school boards, Education Week writes. In states like Kentucky, school boards will have the power to “hire principals, select curriculum, and set a school’s budget.” North Dakota’s plan also “leaves plenty of room for local school boards to decide their high school standard assessment, evaluate teachers, and determine intervention methods for schools.”