Florida Department of Education

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Florida Department of Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Pam Stewart
FY 2014 Budget:$16.9 billion[1]
Employees:2,400
Website:Department Home Page
The Florida Department of Education oversees school districts, state and community colleges, universities and independent postsecondary institutions in the state of Florida. The Commissioner of Education is appointed by the Florida Board of Education to supervise public education.[2] The department managed 2.7 million students in 4,270 schools during the 2012-2013 school year.[3]

Structure

Mission

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See also
Florida Commissioner of Education
Florida school districts
List of school districts in Florida
Public education in Florida
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The mission statement of the Florida Department of Education reads:[4]

Increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient system, by providing them with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities and research valued by students, parents, and communities, and to maintain an accountability system that measures student progress toward the following goals:
  • Highest student achievement
  • Seamless articulation and maximum access
  • Skilled workforce and economic development
  • Quality efficient services[5]

Leadership

The current Commissioner of Education is Pam Stewart. The following list details her cabinet officials:[6]

  • General Council: Matt Carson
  • Executive Assistant: Aubrey Post
  • Inspector General: Michael Blackburn
  • Chief of Staff: Kathy Hebda
  • Deputy Chief of Staff: Bradley Peipenbrink
  • Director of Communications and External Affairs: Joe Follick
  • Director of Executive Management: Lynn Abbott
  • Executive Director of Independent Education and Parental Choice: Adam Miller
  • Director of Legislative Affairs: Tanya Cooper
  • Commission for Independent Education: Sam Ferguson
  • Office of Articulation: Matthew Bouck

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has six divisions managed by directors listed below:[7]

  • Division of Florida Colleges: Randy Hanna
  • Division of Public Schools: Pam Stewart
  • Division of Workforce Education: Robert Doyle
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Aleisa McKinlay
  • Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement: Juan Copa
  • Division of Finance and Operations: Linda Champion

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is comprised of seven members, including the Commissioner of Education. The other six members of the board are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate for four-year terms. The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system. The Board administers the capital outlay fund, adopts educational objectives for public education, adopts long-range plans and short-range programs for the development of the education system, exercises general supervision over the divisions of the Department of Education, appoints the commissioner of education, adopts minimum and uniform standards of learning and performs other duties as stated in the Florida Statutes.[8]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Florida Department of Education:[6]

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