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Kansas Commissioner of Education

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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 Statutes, Chapter 72, Article 76
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Kansas Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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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.

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.

Compensation

In 2011, the Commissioner of Education received compensation in the amount of $170,000. [2]

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

See also

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