The research problem raised in this paper is seeing how the impact of education decentralization in the border area of ​​Kalimantan Island. This study also aims to see how the implementation of decentralization policies for education services in the Kalimantan border area. The results of this study state that the implementation of decentralization has no significant effect on education services in border areas. This is based on the fact that educational facilities such as school units, teaching staff, and public awareness of going to school are still very worrying. The centralized civil servant recruitment system creates a separate obstacle for local governments to facilitate the fulfillment of teaching staff in border areas. Poor education services in the border areas of Kalimantan have resulted in the occurrence of hummand trafficking against children, the large number of people who choose to exodus, and the fading of the nationalism of border children who attend school in Malaysia. Thus, decentralization has not been able to maximize control over public services and achieve equal distribution of services throughout the country and democratic welfare of the people. Everything is still in terms of efforts with not optimal results.

Keywords: Decentralization, Education Services, Kalimantan Border.