The Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction
is an state executive position in the Michigan state government. The superintendent is appointed by the state board of education and serves as chairman of the board.
The current officeholder is Michael Flanagan. He was appointed by the State Board of Education on May 18, 2005.
The state Constitution addresses the office of the superintendent in Article VIII, Section 3.
Under Article VII, Section 3:
The state board of education shall appoint a superintendent of public instruction whose term of office shall be determined by the board...
As established in Article VIII, Section 3 of the Michigan Constitution, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is appointed by the State Board of Education.
Duties of the superintendent include:
- Directing the Michigan Department of Education
- Serving as chair of the State Board of Education
- Advising the State Board of Education, governor, and state legislature regarding public education in the state
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $183,945 according to the Council of State Governments.
Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909