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New Hampshire Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $956,646,267
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  New Hampshire Statutes, Title I, Chapter 21-N, Section 21-N:2
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Virginia Barry
Assumed office:  June 1, 2009
Compensation:  $112,861
Other New Hampshire Executive Offices
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The New Hampshire Commissioner of Education is a state executive position in the New Hampshire state government.

The Commissioner "is responsible for the organizational goals of the department and represents the public interest in the administration of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and instructional services to all public schools in New Hampshire."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Virginia Barry. She has served in this position since June 1, 2009.

Authority

Per Title I, Chapter 21-N, Section 21-N:2 of the New Hampshire Statues:[2]

There is hereby established the department of education, an agency of the state under the executive direction of a commissioner of education.

Qualifications

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Appointments

Per Title I, Chapter 21-N, Section 21-N:3 of the New Hampshire Statutes, the governor, with consultation from the board of education, appoints the Commissioner of Education to a four-year term.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

The mission of the Department of Education is to "provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society."[4]

Divisions

The Department of Education is divided into the following bureaus, divisions, and units:[5]

State budget

The budget for the Commissioner of Education's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $956,646,267.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $112,861. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
Phone: 603-271-3494 or 603-271-3144
Fax: 603-271-1953
Email: virginia.barry@ed.state.nh.us

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