Maryland Superintendent of Schools

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Maryland Superintendent of Schools
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2014 FY Budget:  $30,872,402
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Maryland State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Lillian Lowery
Assumed office:  July 1, 2012
Compensation:  $195,000
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The Maryland Superintendent of Schools is a position in the Maryland state government. The Superintendent is selected by the State Board of Education for a renewable four-year term and serves as secretary-treasurer to the board but does not have a vote.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Lillian Lowery. Lowery was appointed Superintendent by the Maryland State Board of Education in April 2012 and took office on July 1, 2012. She previously served as Delaware Secretary of Education from January 2009 until June 1, 2012.[1]

Authority

The Maryland Superintendent of Schools's powers are derived from the Education Statute of the Maryland Code of Public General Laws.

Section 2–103:

(a) Acting under the bylaws, rules, and regulations of the State Board, the State Superintendent is responsible for the administration of the Department and has general supervision of all professional and clerical assistants of the Department.
(b) The State Superintendent shall be appointed and has the general powers and duties as provided in Subtitle 3 of this title.[2]

Qualifications

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Appointments

The Superintendent of Schools is appointed by the State Board of Education to a four-year term with the possibility of renewal.

Vacancies

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Duties

The Superintendent directs the State Department Of Education and executes policy and regulations put forth by the Board of Education.[3]

The State Superintendent also directly oversees the Division of Library Development and Services and the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Maryland Department of Education Organizational Chart as of 2012.

Divisions

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State budget

The Office of the State Superintendent's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $30,872,402.[4]

Compensation

2014

In 2014, the superintendent earned a salary of $195,000, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

2013

In 2013, the superintendent's salary remained at $195,000.[6]

2010

In 2010, the Maryland Superintendent of Schools was paid an estimated $195,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0600

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