Governing Local Accountability

The Health of School Committees and Councils in Gateway Cities

Published Date : January 9, 2019
Author(s) : Ben Forman and Connor Lentz

Paper two documented a dearth of local account­ability practice in Gateway Cities. The third and final installment in our series, this report traces the absence of robust local accountability in these communities to fundamental weaknesses in governing bodies at both the school and the district levels. The authors conclude with policy recommendations to position school councils and school committees to provide higher levels of accountability locally.

Meet The Authors

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

Connor Lentz

Research Assistant, MassINC

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