Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan indicated it’s “unnecessary” for the Legislature to take action on changes to the Common Core standards, saying in a radio interview on Wednesday those decisions could ultimately be left with the Board of Regents and Department of Education.

“The task force is with an eye toward looking what have we done, where have gone and where are we going in the future,” Flanagan said on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “What can and should happen is you get a lot of work done at the Board of Regents level and SED, state Education Department, and if need be, which I think is unnecessary, legislative intervention.”

Flanagan, the Education Committee chairman in the Senate before he was elevated to majority leader in May, touted the Legislature’s approved changes to the controversial standards, which passed after the approval of the 2015-16 state budget.

“We made a lot of changes between the budget and the end of session that were very student centric,” he said.

Two panels — one convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and another formed by the Department of Education — have been formed to consider recommended changes to the structure of the standards, including a possible name change.

Flanagan, meanwhile, said he was concerned with local school districts enacting new teacher evaluation measures in time for the November deadline, but remained confident they would be put in place.

“I think anyone who has been involved in this process and has chaired the committee, of course I have concerns,” he said. “I’m confident that state ed and the Regents will find a way to receive these applications, that they review them in a timely fashion and ultimately we come up with a series of plans that will pass muster.”

School districts must approve the latest evaluations next month or miss out on a boost in state aid. The Board of Regents is allowing districts that demonstrate a hardship to extend the deadline.