Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

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The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected state executive position in the Indiana state government.

The Superintendent oversees the state Department of Education

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Tony Bennett (R). He was elected in 2008, with his term expiring in 2012.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the superintendent of public instruction in Article 8.

Under Article 8, Section 8:

There shall be a State Superintendent of Public Instruction, whose method of selection, tenure, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law.

Elections

Indiana elects superintendent of public instruction in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For Indiana 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all superintendent of public instruction election years. The four-year term begins on the second Monday in January following the election.[1]

Compensation

In 2010, the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $82,734 according to the Council of State Governments.[2]

Contact information

Indiana Department of Education
151 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317.232.6610
Fax: 317.232.8004
Email: webmaster@doe.in.gov

See also

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References

  1. [http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title3/ar10/ch2.html Indiana Code, "IC 3-10-2-6 Year for election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and superintendent of public instruction," accessed November 26, 2011]
  2. The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved November 20, 2011

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