Nebraska Commissioner of Education

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Nebraska Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-13 FY Budget:  $1,084,105,775
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Nebraska Constitution, Article VII, Section 2
Selection Method:  Appointed by State Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Roger Breed
Assumed office:  2009
Compensation:  $207,500
Other Nebraska Executive Offices
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The Nebraska Commissioner of Education is a state executive position in the Nebraska state government. The State Board of Education appoints the Commissioner, who serves as executive officer of the Board and the administrative head of the State Department of Education.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Roger Breed. He has served in this position since 2009.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of commissioner of education in Article VII, Section 2.

The State Department of Education shall be comprised of a State Board of Education and a Commissioner of Education.

Appointments

The State Board of Education appoints the Commissioner.

Vacancies

As established by Article VII, Section 4 of the Nebraska Constitution, in the event of a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the State Board of Education fills the office by appointment.

Duties

The Commissioner serves as executive officer of the State Board of Education and as administrative head of the State Department of Education. In these roles the Commissioner oversees education in the state.[1]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Education in Fiscal Year 2012-13 was $1,084,105,775.[2]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Nebraska Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $207,500 according to the Council of State Governments.

Article VII, Section 4 of the state Constitution designates the State Board of Education to fix the compensation of the Commissioner.

Contact information

301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln,NE 68509-4987
Phone: 402-471-2295

Commissioner Roger Breed
Phone: 402-471-5020
Email: roger.breed@nebraska.gov

See also

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