The State Board of Education
is the main policy-setting body that oversees elementary and secondary education in the state.
Each school district has it's own school board. The board not only establishes the education policies and standards but also approves the annual budget. The state board consists of 12 board members which are appointed by the governor
. Members may sever two four-year terms. Student members, however, serve a one-year term. The superintendent, on the other hand, is selected by the board for a renewable four-year term. The superintendent also serves as secretary-treasurer but does not have a vote.
Election and Appointment