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Nevada Department of Education

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Nevada Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Dale Erquiaga
FY 2014 Budget:$3.44 billion[1]
Year founded:1881
Website:Department Home Page
The Nevada Department of Education oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in Nevada. The department managed 563 schools and 385,492 K-12 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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See also
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction
List of school districts in Nevada
Public education in Nevada
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Nevada Department of Education reads:[3]
The Nevada Department of Education's mission is to elevate student performance by ensuring opportunity, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. The mission will be accomplished by focusing work on a set of key policy levers:
  • Standards, data systems and accountability measures
  • Human capital
  • Responsible competition
  • Managerial excellence and resource allocation[4]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Dale Erquiaga. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Deputy Superintendent for Business and Support Services : Julia Teska
  • Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement : Steve Canavero
  • Assistant to the Superintendent of Public Instruction: Audra Blackwell
  • Assistant to the State Board of Education: Karen Johansen
  • Public Information Officer: Judy Osgood

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has six divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[6]

  • Information Technology Services: Glenn Meyer
  • Business Services: Robin Pawley
  • Educational Opportunity: Marcia Calloway
  • Assessment, Program Accountability and Curriculum: Cindy Sharp
  • Career, Technical and Adult Education: Brad Deeds
  • Teacher Licensure: Christina Harper

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of eleven members. Four members are elected from the four congressional districts in Nevada and seven members are appointed to terms of five years.[7] One member is appointed by the governor, one member is appointed by the Assembly, one member is appointed by the Senate, one member is appointed by the Nevada Association of School Boards, one member is appointed by the Board of Regents, one member is appointed by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents and a Student Representative member is appointed to a one year term by the Nevada Association of Student Councils.[8] The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system.[9]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Pennsylvania Department of Education:[3]

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