The origin of school boards occurred when the colonial legislature of Massachusetts passed a law that gave people the power to establish schools. In the 17th century, Selectmen, the elected representatives of the people, appointed townspeople to a committee to oversee schools. This was the beginning of local control of schools by lay citizens. From this beginning, school boards evolved.
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