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Kansas State Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Diane DeBacker
FY 2014 Budget:$3.74 billion[1]
Year founded:1968
Website:Department Home Page
The Kansas State Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Kansas. The department was created in 1968 in Chapter 72, Article 77 of the Kansas State Constitution. Chapter 72, articles 75 and 76 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated created the establishment and composition of the State Board of Education, appointment of the Commissioner and appointment of assistant commissioners to supervise public education.[1][2] The department managed 1,458 schools and 474,489 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[3]



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See also
Kansas Commissioner of Education
List of school districts in Kansas
Public education in Kansas
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The mission statement of the Kansas State Department of Education reads:[4]
Providing leadership and support for lifelong learning.[5]


The current Commissioner of Education is Diane DeBacker. The following list details her cabinet officials:[6]

  • Administrative Officer: Penny Rice
  • Secretary to the State Board of Education: Peggy Hill
  • General Council: Cheryl Whelan

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education consists of the Commissioner’s Office and two major divisions: Fiscal and Administrative Services and Learning Services. Each of the divisions is overseen by a Deputy Commissioner.[4]

  • Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services: Dale M. Dennis
  • Division of Learning Services: Brad Neuenswander

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 10 elected members, each representing a district comprised of four contiguous senatorial districts. Board members serve staggered four-year terms. Every other year, the board reorganizes to elect a chairman and vice-chairman. Responsibilities of the board include appointing a Commissioner of Education who serves as its executive director; providing a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students’ varied and changing needs; providing an effective educator in every classroom; ensuring effective, visionary leaders in every school; promoting and encouraging best practices for early childhood programs; and, developing active communication and partnerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents and policy partners.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Kansas State Department of Public Education:[8]

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