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| The personnel and financial aspects of educational staff are supported by prefectural funds, covering such aspects as appointment (employment, promotion), demotion, and dismissal, for example. The system of management by establisher for management of public schools established by municipalities does not include the right of deciding on personnel s. Prefectural / appointed city boards of education exercise such personnel rights. The reasons for this situation are the fact that these boards of education fund half of the teachers' salaries, and by handling disposition of teachers they are better able to better and more broadly arrange needed personnel exchanges.
However, since it is individual school principals who observes teachers on a daily basis, and know their performance more intimately, opinions of the principals are respected in decision-making on personnel affairs. (Law on local educational administration, article 38)
Currently, from the perspective of decentralization, there is a widespread view that municipal boards of education should have greater rights in handling educational personnel affairs that are supported by the prefectural funds.