Navigating the public school system can be complicated even for the seasoned parent and taxpayer. In 2007, IREPP wrote a white paper titled: Evaluating the Crazy Quilt: Educational Governance in California.
The authors argue that reforming California’s educational governance system can best be accomplished gradually and should be accompanied by significant attention to building capacity at the local level—everything from school board training to enhanced school budget tools to a statewide data system that permits the easy collection and analysis of data on resources and performance.
Our goal at the local level is to understand how we can best support Accountability and Transparency at our local level.
Figure 1 below outlines the Governance Framework in our Education System