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| In June 2004, the Law on the Organization and Operation of Local Educational Administrations was revised, which has enabled setting up School Administrative Councils in each school and allowed guardians and local community residents to participate in school management with a certain level of authority. This community school system, in which the local community, guardians, the board of education, and the principal share the authority and responsibility of school management, aims to create schools open to and supported by the community.
As of April 2009, 478 schools in 30 prefectures are designated as community schools. (http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/houdou/21/06/1279651.htm)about school districts and the school choice system, and then prepare an accompanying consulting system to be made available for use by schools, parents of students and communities