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| The above chart shows school related functions of general educational administration, academic research and cultural aspects, that are functions of the Boards of Education. This chart shows the relationship between the municipal boards of education and the founders of public elementary and lower secondary schools. The relationship between the prefectural board of education and private schools are omitted from the chart. Also, the items indicated by the arrow show the main features of the roles of the Boards of Education and public elementary and lower secondary schools and do not cover all the relationships between them.
Typically, the relationship between the Boards of Education and schools was conflictual involving opposition. Recently, through educational administration reforms, such relationships have become more cooperative and collaborative. Local autonomous bodies have been set up that delegate additional rights to principals, such as budget implementation and school management that under the stronger authority delegated to principals has improved the rate educational progress.
( Legal regulations of principalfs duty /VI-15)