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The purposes of this qualitative research were to : 1) study the problems and solutions of the property using for closed-down schools, and 2) prepare a proposal for legal practices to enhance the participation potential in educational management. The key informants consisted of scholars, thinkers, experts or experts in education, laws and decentralization relating to educational management. The research instruments were observation form, interview form, group discussion form and brainstorming form. Analyze data during November 2018 to March 2019 by using content analysis. The research was found that: 1) Problems of the closed-down schools were the village schools. There were fewer students than that of the criteria setting by the Office of Educational Service Area. The area and buildings of the schools were deteriorated. The solutions were enhancement of the participation potential in educational management of people, society, and relevant government sectors by determining a responsible department for policy, authorizing decision-making and setting up procedures for operating according to policies, establish quality schools as appropriate and to be utilized by government sectors. 2) Suggestive guideline to be complied with the laws in enhancing the participative potential in educational management were to establish juristic school clusters, establish quality schools, the Bureau of Properties takes care of benefits, provides a joint venture school, and allows government agencies or private sectors to utilize.