Illinois Superintendent of Education

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Illinois Superintendent of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $10,398,133,400
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Illinois Board of Education
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Illinois Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Christopher Koch
Assumed office:  December 1, 2006
Compensation:  $189,996
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The Illinois Superintendent of Education is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The superintendent works with the state board of education to provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and shares accountability for doing so with districts and schools.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Christopher Koch. He was appointed as by the State Board of Education effective December 1, 2006.[2]

Authority

The Illinois Superintendent of Education's powers are derived from the Article X of the Illinois Constitution.

Article X, Section 2:

State Board of Education - Chief State Educational Officer
(a) There is created a State Board of Education to be elected or selected on a regional basis. The number of members, their qualifications, terms of office and manner of election or selection shall be provided by law. The Board, except as limited by law, may establish goals, determine policies, provide for planning and evaluating education programs and recommend financing. The Board shall have such other duties and powers as provided by law.
(b) The State Board of Education shall appoint a chief state educational officer.

Qualifications

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Elections

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Vacancies

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Duties

The superintendent, along with the board of education, sets educational policies and guidelines for public and private schools, preschool through grade 12, as well as vocational education. It analyzes the aims, needs and requirements of education and recommends legislation to the General Assembly and Governor.[3]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Illinois Department of Education Organizational Chart as of March 1, 2013.

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the State Board of Education for the 2012 fiscal year was $10,398,133,400.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the Illinois Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $189,996. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $189,996 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact Information

The Illinois State Board of Education has two offices:[6]

100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (866) 262-6663

100 W. Randolph
Suite 14-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2220

See also

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