Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction
|Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$3,650,687,600|
|Length of term:||Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Education|
|Authority:||Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 3|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the State Board of Education|
|Name:||Brad C. Smith|
|Assumed office:||November 7, 2014|
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The current officeholder is Brad C. Smith, who assumed the office on November 7, 2014. He was selected to replace Martell Menlove in October by an 8-7 vote of the state School Board. Smith was previously the superintendent of Ogden School District from 2011 to 2014.
Article X, Section 3:
|The State Board of Education shall appoint a State Superintendent of Public Instruction who shall be the executive officer of the board.|
Qualifications for the officer of superintendent are provided by Utah statute.
Under Chapter 1, Section 301:
|The board shall appoint the state superintendent on the basis of outstanding professional qualifications.|
Although the superintendent was an elected position under Article VII, Section 1 in the original state constitution, later amendments to Article X provided for the State Board of Education to appoint the superintendent.
Details of the superintendent's appointment are elaborated through statute.
|The State Board of Education shall appoint a superintendent of public instruction, hereinafter called the state superintendent, who is the executive officer of the board and serves at the pleasure of the board.|
In the event of a vacancy in the office, the State Board of Education shall fill the vacancy by appointment.
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- Adult Education
- Career & Technical Education
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Educator Quality & Licensing
- General Educational Development (G.E.D.)
- See also: Utah state budget and finances
The budget for Public Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $3,650,687,600.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7500
- Superintendent of Schools
- Brad C. Smith
- Martell Menlove
- Utah school districts
- Utah Department of Education
- Public education in Utah
- Utah Department of Education
- Official K-12 public school blog from the Utah State Board of Education and Utah State Office of Education
- Utah Code, "53A-1-301. Appointment -- Qualifications -- Duties.," accessed May 21, 2012
- KUER, "Brad Smith Sworn in As State School Superintendent," November 7, 2014
- Utah State Legislature, "Utah Code 53-1-301 State System of Public Education," accessed June 26, 2012
- Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, "2013 Budget Summary – Tables," accessed April 6, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 29, 2014