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The [[Kansas Constitution|state Constitution]] addresses the office of the Commissioner of Education in [[Article 6, Kansas Constitution|Article 6, Education]].
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Revision as of 10:49, 21 June 2013

Kansas Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serve at the pleasure of the Kansas Board of Education
Authority:  Kansas Constitution, Article 6, Section 4
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Kansas Board of Education
Current Officeholder

Diane DeBacker.jpg
Name:  Diane DeBacker
Assumed office:  September 15, 2010
Compensation:  $170,000
Other Kansas Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerWildlife and Parks SecretaryLabor SecretaryCorporation Commission
The Kansas Commissioner of Education is a state executive position in the Kansas state government. The commissioner is appointed by the state board of education.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Diane DeBacker.[2]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the Commissioner of Education in Article 6, Education.

Under Article 6, Section 4:

The state board of education shall appoint a commissioner of education who shall serve at the pleasure of the board as its executive officer.

Appointments

Chapter 72, Article 76 of the Kansas Statutes addresses the method for selecting education commissioners:

(a) The state board shall appoint a commissioner of education as is provided by section 4 of article 6 of the constitution. The commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the state board and perform such duties as are prescribed by law or by the state board.[1]

Vacancies

According to Kansas statute, "The state board may appoint a person to be the acting commissioner of education in any interim in which the office of commissioner of education is vacant."[1]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Kansas Department of Education Organizational Chart as of June 2012.

Duties

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Divisions

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Compensation

In 2011, the Commissioner of Education received compensation in the amount of $170,000. [3]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Dr. Diane DeBacker
Kansas Commissioner of Education

Phone: (785) 296-3202
Email: ddebacker@ksde.org


Penny Rice
Administrative Officer
Phone: (785) 296-3202
Email: price@ksde.org

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