Georgia Department of Education

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Georgia Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:John D. Barge
FY 2014 Budget:$6.41 billion[1]
Year founded:1870
Website:Department Home Page
The Georgia Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Georgia. Article VII, section three of the Georgia Constitution created Superintendent of Schools to supervise public education. The department managed 1,639,077 students and 2,289 schools during the 2011-2012 school year.[2]



School Board badge.png
State Education Departments

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

See also
Georgia Superintendent of Schools
List of school districts in Georgia
Public education in Georgia
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Georgia Department of Education reads:[3]
It is the mission of the Department of Education to function as a service-oriented and policy-driven agency that meets the needs of local school systems as they go about the business of preparing all students for college or a career in a safe and drug-free environment where we ensure that no child is left behind.[4]


The current Superintendent of Schools is John D. Barge. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Chief of Staff: Michael Buck
  • Chief Academic Office: Michael Buck
  • General Council: Jennifer Hackemeyer

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has five divisions managed by deputy superintendents listed below:[5]

  • Division of Policy and Charter Schools: Associate Superintendent, Garry McGiboney
  • Division of Finance and Business Operations: Chief Finance Officer, Scott Austensen
  • Division of Technology Services: Chief Information Officer, Robert Swiggum
  • Division of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Deputy Superintendent, Martha Reichrath
  • Race to the Top Implementation: Deputy Superintendent, Susan Andrews
  • Division of School Improvement: Deputy Superintendent, Avis King

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of 15 members, including the Superintendent of Schools. The other members of the board are representatives for the 14 congressional districts. They are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate for seven-year terms. The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system.[6]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Georgia + Department + Education"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Georgia Department of Education News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link