Concerns have been voiced over plans to give head teachers more powers.
Councillors feel heads across the region already have a “lot of autonomy” and questioned whether they would want to take on more administration roles.
The children, young people and lifelong learning committee was pondering its response to the Scottish Government’s Empowering Schools Bill which seeks to implement a “head teachers’ charter” designed to hand over more responsibilities about running schools.
Their views, a contribution to the consultation process, were due back with the Scottish Government on Tuesday afternoon after the meeting ended.
Councillors took the view such a move would not necessarily improve outcomes for children in the classroom which is one of the council’s priorities.
Chairman Jeff Leaver said: “The fundamental problem here is our head teachers in Dumfries and Galloway do have a lot of autonomy already which was a process over the years to devolve more powers and this could fragment that system.
“Teachers get into the job to teach not to take on bureaucratic roles or more administration roles and add to an already large workload.”
COSL A , the local government umbrella group, takes the same line arguing the proposal “would not improve educational attainment” and would add to the difficulties in attracting head teachers.
And that is backed by teaching trade union the EIS which revealed 88 per cent of members were against the charter.