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Massachusetts Secretary of Education
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $366,759,860
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Part I, Title II, Chapter 6A, Section 14A of the General Laws of Massachusetts
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Matt Malone
Assumed office:  January 14, 2013
Compensation:  $154,500
Other Massachusetts Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerSecretary of Energy and Environmental AffairsSecretary of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentPublic Utilities Commission
The Massachusetts Secretary of Education is a state executive position in the Massachusetts state government. The Secretary directs the Executive Office of Education and oversees the state's three education agencies - the Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Higher Education - and the University of Massachusetts.

The Executive Office of Education and the position of Secretary of Education were proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and established on March 10, 2008.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Matt Malone. He has served in this position since January 14, 2013.[2]

Authority

The office of secretary of education is established by Part I, Title II, Chapter 6A, Section 14A of the General Laws of Massachusetts:[3]

The executive office of education shall be under the supervision and control of a secretary of education, in this section called the secretary.

Qualifications

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Appointments

In accordance with Part I, Title II, Chapter 6A, Section 14A of the General Laws of Massachusetts, the secretary is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor.

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Organizational Chart as of January 20, 2013.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Executive Office of Education's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $366,759,860.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, the Massachusetts Secretary of Education was paid an estimated $154,500 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781)338-3000
TTY: (800) 439 2370
E-mail: boe@doe.mass.edu

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