It would depend on parents voting in a ballot to opt out of local authority control.
Head teachers and governors would be in charge of budgets, recruitment, admissions, school hours and terms, and discipline.
LEAs would only have skeleton powers to coordinate the statutory requirements to ensure all children receive an education.
State schools would receive funding directly, and LEAs would not be able to hold part of it back for administration. Schools would buy services, for example transport, and if they wished they could buy it from the LEA.
The Times (p9) reported that under separate Tory proposals parents would be able to force the sacking of headteachers of failing schools. Parents could call a ballot if they believed the school was not performing. If the ballot endorsed this, Ofsted inspectors would be brought in and the LEA obliged to replace the head and put in a new board of governors.