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Revision as of 15:52, 31 January 2014

New Jersey Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $11,783,954,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Christopher Cerf
Assumed office:  January 18, 2011
Compensation:  $141,000
Other New Jersey Executive Offices
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The New Jersey Commissioner of Education is the chief executive school officer of New Jersey and oversees all public schools.

Additionally the commissioner serves as secretary to the state Board of Education, developed code proposals, portions state aid to local districts, and conducts statewide tests. [1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Christopher Cerf. He has served in this position since being appointed by Gov. Chris Christie in 2011.[2]

Authority

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Qualifications

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Appointments

New Jersey state government organizational chart

The Commissioner of Education is appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner has the following duties:[3]

  • Serves as secretary to the State Board of Education;
  • Develops code proposals for state board discussion and consideration;
  • Apportions state aid to local districts;
  • Administers regulations for classifying students with disabilities;
  • Ensures that local districts adhere to all legal and state board requirements relating to school district operation; and
  • Conducts statewide tests.
Click here to view a larger-scale image of the New Jersey Department of Education Organizational Chart as of November 14, 2012.

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Department of Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $11,783,954,000.[4]

Compensation

In 2010, the New Jersey Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $141,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Superintendents surveyed

In the first survey of its kind commissioned by the Department of Education, the majority of school superintendents criticized the state for not adequately helping to raise achievement or prepare students for college and careers. The 66 question survey was sent out to all 580 superintendents in 2011, of which 408 were returned during May and June.

Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, indicating he took the concerns seriously, said in a letter to the superintendents, “The main takeaway for me is that our work at the Department too often strays from our No. 1 priority: to help all students in New Jersey graduate from high school ready for college and a career.” He plans to repeat the survey annually and alter the department accordingly.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education
100 River View Plaza
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-4450
Fax: (609) 777-4099

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