Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Agency Profile
Superintendent:Mitchell D. Chester
FY 2013 Budget:$4.3 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees public K-12 instruction in Massachusetts. The department managed 1,934 schools and 980,459 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]

Structure

Mission

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See also
Massachusetts Commissioner of Education
Massachusetts school districts
List of school districts in Massachusetts
Public education in Massachusetts
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reads:[3]

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

The mission of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is to strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, compete in the global economy, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and in so doing, to close all proficiency gaps.

Leadership

The current Superintendent of Education is Mitchell D. Chester. The following list details his cabinet officials:[4]

  • Deputy Commissioner: Alan J. Ingram
  • Deputy Commissioner: Jeff Wulfson
  • Chief Operating Officer: Carole Thomson

State Board of Education

The Massachusetts State Board of Education is comprised of a chairperson, vice-chairperson and a secretary. The chairperson is appointed by the governor, while the vice-chairperson is elected by the Board from a poll of persons nominated by the Board. A vice-chairperson holds office for one year until another person is elected by the board. The secretary also acts as the Commissioner of Education and is appointed by the Board of Education.[5]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

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