Oregon Department of Education

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Oregon Department of Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Robert S. Saxton
FY 2014 Budget:$1.86 billion[1]
Employees:420
Year founded:1872
Website:Department Home Page
The Oregon Department of Education oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in Oregon. The department was created by the Oregon State Constitution of 1859 which established a system of common schools, and designated the governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction with the provision that after five years the Legislative Assembly would be allowed to create an independent office for this purpose. The Legislative Assembly exercised this right in 1872 by enacting a law designating an elected four-year position, salary, and providing office space in the state capital. The Legislative Assembly exercised this right in 1872 by enacting a law designating an elected four-year position, salary, and providing office space in the state capital.[2] The department managed 1,296 schools and 561,328 K-12 students during the 2010-11 school year.[3]

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

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

Leadership

The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Rob S. Saxton. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Oregon Education Investment Board: Nancy Golden
  • Higher Education Coordinating Commission: Ben Cannon
  • Early Learning Division: Jada Rupley
  • Youth Development Division: Iris Bell
  • Chief of Staff: Sarah Pope

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has six divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[5]

  • Office of Finance & Administration: Sue MacGlashan
  • Office of Learning:Student Services: Sarah Drinkwater
  • Education Equity: David Bautista
  • Instruction, Standards, Assessment, & Accountability: Doug Kosty, Jim Carlile
  • Office of Information Technology: Ben Tate
  • Office of Research & Data Analysis Brian Reeder

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is comprised of seven members that are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Five members represent each of the five Congressional district and the remaining two members are appointed at-large. Members are elected to serve four year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. The Board is responsible for setting educational policies and standards for Oregon's public schools, community colleges and 20 educational service districts.[6]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Oregon Department of Education:

Department of Education Organizational Chart

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