The Kentucky Commissioner of Education
is an appointed state executive position in the Kentucky state government.
The Commissioner of Education serves as chief executive of the Department of Education and is responsible for "administering, structuring, and organizing the Department and its services."
The current officeholder is Terry Holliday. He was named as Kentucky's fifth Commissioner of Education in July 2009.
The Office of the Commissioner of Education is established in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.010:
| (1) The Commissioner of Education shall be the chief executive of the Department of Education.
The Commissioner of Education is appointed by the Kentucky Board of Education and serves at the pleasure of the board.
The duties of the Commissioner of Education are described in the Kentucky Revised Statutes as follows:
Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.148:
| (3) The commissioner of education shall be the executive and administrative officer of the Kentucky Board of Education in its administration of all educational matters and functions placed under its management and control. He shall carry out all duties assigned to him by law; shall execute under the direction of the state board the educational policies, orders, directives, and administrative functions of the board; and shall direct the work of all persons employed in the Department of Education.
to view a larger-scale image of the Kentucky Department of Education Organizational Chart as of March 18, 2013.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the Kentucky Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $225,000 according to the Council of State Governments.
Kentucky Office of the Commissioner of Education
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3141
Fax: (502) 564-5680