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|Since municipalities establish and manage municipal schools, it is a basic principle that municipalities pay for the salaries of the school staff. However, in order for the financial capabilities of municipalities to be balanced across municipalities in order to prevent the existence of educational gaps from arising between municipalities, and at the same time to ensure that nation-wide academic standards are maintained and improved, it is important that school staff be properly assigned. The financial burden of individual prefectures under this school staff system is determined by such personnel assignments.
This system implies that all prefectures pay a salary for school staff within a fixed salary range. Compulsory educational expenses under the State liability system imply that the state pays one-third of teacher salary costs while the the prefectures handle the balance.