Community based organisations, such as School Management Committees (SMCs) and other Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) have a significant role to play in the local governance and functioning of schools. The recently introduced RTE Act has made the formation of SMCs mandatory. In addition to government documents and the thematic paper, Changing Framework of Local governance and Community Participation in Elementary Education in India (Govinda and Bandyopadhyay, 2010) this policy brief draws upon data collected in CREATE’s Community and School Survey (ComSS) from 88 schools in 3 clusters in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. This Policy Brief provides a brief analysis of school governance at local level in India.
CREATE India Policy Brief 4, 5 pp.