Founding and managing schools and education institutions as a task for local government units: legal aspects

Alina Miruć


The Polish education law indicates foremostly local government entities (communes, counties, self-governing provinces) as subjects entitled to found and run schools and public institutions. The Statute of 7 September 1991 on Education System (further referred to as SES) enumerates tasks of local administration in education. Moreover, it constitutes a basis for the division of educational tasks between local government units on particular levels. The objective of the article is to demonstrate legal solutions and the role of selfgovernment administration in performing educational tasks which manifest in managing and founding schools and education institutions. Also important general issues concerning the essence, sources and methods of public task performance by administering entities are the subject of analysis.


education; education institutions; local government entities; commune; county; self-governing province; public tasks

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