Mississippi Superintendent of Education

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Mississippi Superintendent of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $2,029,197,581
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Education
Authority:  Mississippi Constitution, Article VIII, Section 202
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Mississippi State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Carey Wright
Assumed office:  November 1, 2013
Compensation:  $276,000
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The Mississippi Superintendent of Education is an appointed state executive position in the Mississippi state government. Prior to July 1, 1984 the position was elected.

The Superintendent is the chief administrative officer of the state Department of Education and administers the department according to policies established by the state Board of Education.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Carey Wright She was appointed to the position by the state Board of Education on September 25, 2013 and took office on November 1.[1]

Authority

The office of the superintendent of education is established by Article VIII, Section 202 of the Mississippi Constitution.

Article VIII, Section 202:

From and after July 1, 1984, there shall be a State Superintendent of Public Education who shall be appointed by the State Board of Education, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and serve at the board's will and pleasure...

Qualifications

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Appointments

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Per Article VIII, Section 202 of the Mississippi Constitution the Superintendent of Education is appointed by the state Board of Education with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Education's budget for fiscal year 2013 is $2,029,197,581.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the superintendent's salary was estimated at $307,125.[3]

2012

In 2012, the Mississippi Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $276,000.[4]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Mississippi

Department Address
359 North West Street, Suite 309
Jackson, MS 39205

Mailing Address
PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Phone: 601-359-1750
Fax: 601-359-3242

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