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Revision as of 13:48, 15 July 2013

Missouri Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $5,358,454,271
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Education
Authority:  Missouri Constitution, Article IX, Section 2(b), Education
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Missouri State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

Chris Nicastro.jpg
Name:  Chris Nicastro
Assumed office:  July 2009
Compensation:  $185,400
Other Missouri Executive Offices
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The Missouri Commissioner of Education is an appointed state executive position in the Missouri state government.

The commissioner oversees the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and serves as the liaison between the department and district officials.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Chris Nicastro. She has served in this position since 2009.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of commissioner of education in Article IV, Education.

Under Article IX, Section 2(b):

The board shall select and appoint a commissioner of education as its chief administrative officer, who shall be a citizen and resident of the state, and removable at its discretion...

Qualifications

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Appointments

The commissioner of education is selected and appointed by the state Board of Education.

Vacancies

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Duties

The duties of the Board of Education include:[1]

  • Appointing the Commissioner of Education and setting policies for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Defining academic performance standards and assessment requirements for public schools.
  • Accrediting local school districts. The Board accredits school districts through the “Missouri School Improvement Program,” which includes minimum standards for high school graduation, curriculum, student testing, support services and other areas of school operations.
  • Establishing requirements for the education, testing, assessment, certification and recertification of all public school teachers and administrators.
  • Operating the Missouri School for the Blind (St. Louis), the Missouri School for the Deaf (Fulton), and the statewide system of Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
  • Overseeing federal education programs and the distribution of federal funds to school districts.
  • Establishing regulations for school bus safety and for fiscal management in local school districts.
  • Submitting annual budget recommendations for education to the Missouri Legislature.
  • Administering the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Sheltered Workshop program, which provide services for adult Missouri citizens with disabilities.
Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Missouri Department of Education Organizational Chart as of July 2010.

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's budget for 2012-2013 was $5,358,454,271.[2]

Compensation

The state Board of Education fixes the compensation of the commissioner.

In 2010, the Missouri Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $185,400 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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Contact information

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Telephone: 573-751-4212
Fax: 573-751-8613
TDD: 800-735-2966

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