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In 2012, the Connecticut Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$185,000]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
  

Revision as of 09:27, 4 February 2014

Connecticut Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $3,246,939,898
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years coterminous with the governor's
Authority:  General Statutes of Connecticut, 10-163-3a
Selection Method:  Recommended by the State Board of Education for gubernatorial appointment
Current Officeholder

Stefan Pryor.JPG
Name:  Stefan Pryor
Assumed office:  September 7, 2011
Compensation:  $185,000
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The Connecticut Commissioner of Education is a state executive position in the Connecticut state government. The commissioner acts as the administrative head of the Connecticut Department of Education, which runs the state's public schools.

Current officeholder

The current commissioner is Stefan Pryor. He was appointed to the position on September 7, 2011. He was formally the deputy mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Previously, George Coleman was made acting commissioner on January 6, 2011 by the Connecticut Board of Education. Coleman announced he would retire in Fall 2011 after a permanent commissioner was selected.[1]

Authority

The office of commissioner is established by state law.[2]

General Statutes of Connecticut, 10-163-3a

There shall be a Department of Education which shall serve as the administrative arm of the State Board of Education. The department shall be under the direction of the Commissioner of Education...

Qualifications

State law requires that the commissioner be "qualified by training and experience for the duties of his office," but does not establish any specific requirements.[3]

General Statutes of Connecticut, 4-46-8

Each department head shall be qualified by training and experience for the duties of his office.

Appointments

Connecticut state government organizational chart

Commissioners of education are recommended by the State Board of Education, which holds the ultimate rule-making power over the state's public schools, and formally appointed by the governor.[2]

General Statutes of Connecticut, 4-46-8

The department shall be under the direction of the Commissioner of Education, whose appointment shall be recommended to the Governor by the State Board of Education for a term of four years to be coterminous with the term of the Governor. Such appointment shall be in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-7, inclusive. The Commissioner of Education shall be the administrative officer of the department and shall administer, coordinate and supervise the activities of the department in accordance with the policies established by the board.

Term limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of commissioner of education.

Vacancies

As with all state appointive offices, vacancies in the office of education commissioner are filled by the governor and approved by a majority vote in both houses of the state legislature. If a vacancy occurs while the legislature is not in session, the governor may appoint a replacement to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next legislative session.[4]

Duties

The commissioner is the administrative officer of the Department of Education and is directed by law to "administer, coordinate and supervise the activities of the department in accordance with the policies established by the State Board of Education."[2]

Divisions

  • Affirmative Action
  • Planning, Media & Constituent Services
  • Legal & Government Affairs
  • Internal Audit
  • Connecticut Technical High School System
    • Data Management, Analysis & Evaluation
    • Adult Education & Systems Support
    • Trade/ACAD Curriculum & Instruction
  • Assessment, Research & Technology
    • Student Assessment
    • Data Collection, Research & Evaluation
    • IT
  • Teaching, Learning & Instructional Leadership
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Accountability & Improvement
    • Educator Standards & Certification
  • Family & Student Support Services
    • Special Education
    • Choice Programs
    • Health/Nutrition, Family Services & Adult Education
  • Finance & Internal Operations
    • Human Resources
    • Fiscal Services
    • School Facilities
    • Grants Management

State budget

The budget for the Department of Education in the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year was $3,246,939,898.[5]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the superintendent received a salary of $185,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[6]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $185,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

His salary is determined by law.

Historical officeholders

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Contact info

Address:
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-6543

See also

External links

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