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Maine Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $1,419,507,765
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Main Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, Chapter 3, §251-A
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Jim Rier
Assumed office:  October 2013
Compensation:  $102,689
Other Maine Executive Offices
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The Maine Commissioner of Education is an appointed position in the Maine state government. The commissioner serves as head of the Maine Department of Education.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Acting Commissioner Jim Rier. He has served in the position since October 2013. Former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in August 2013.[1]

Authority

The Maine Revised Statutes address the office of commissioner of education in Title 20-A, Chapter 3, §251-A.[2]

The commissioner is the chief executive officer of the department.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Maine state government organizational chart

The Commissioner of Education is nominated by the Governor of Maine and must be confirmed by the Legislature.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner of education is responsible for overseeing the Maine Department of Education, which regulates education in the state. The commissioner also provides technical assistance and educational leadership in the state.[2]

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Education's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $1,419,507,765.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the commissioner's salary remained at $102,689.[5]

2012

In 2012, the Maine Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $102,689. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6700
TTY: 1-888-577-6690

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