Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $2,892,200
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Determined by the Michigan State Board of Education
Authority:  Michigan Constitution, Article VIII, Section 3
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Michigan State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Mike Flanagan
Assumed office:  May 18, 2005
Compensation:  $183,945
Other Michigan Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Public InstructionDirector of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorPublic Service Commission
The Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction is an state executive position in the Michigan state government. The superintendent is appointed by the state board of education and serves as chairman of the board.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Michael Flanagan. He was appointed by the State Board of Education on May 18, 2005.[1]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the superintendent in Article VIII, Section 3.

Under Article VII, Section 3:

The state board of education shall appoint a superintendent of public instruction whose term of office shall be determined by the board...

Qualifications

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Appointments

As established in Article VIII, Section 3 of the Michigan Constitution, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is appointed by the State Board of Education.

Vacancies

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Duties

Duties of the superintendent include:[1]

  • Directing the Michigan Department of Education
  • Serving as chair of the State Board of Education
  • Advising the State Board of Education, governor, and state legislature regarding public education in the state

Divisions

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State budget

The State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $2,892,200. The budget for the entire Department of Education was $298,366,000.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $183,945 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-373-3324

See also

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