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{{North Carolina SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction''' is an elected executive position in the [[North Carolina]] state government. The [[Superintendent of Schools|superintendent]] is the secretary and chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education, and is responsible for for the day-to-day management of the state's public school system.
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|State = North Carolina
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|Office=Superintendent of Public Instruction
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Office website = http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/
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|Budget = 9855223491
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|Budget year =2013
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|Term limits =
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article III, North Carolina Constitution|North Carolina Constitution, Article III, Section 7]]
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|Selected =  Elected
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|Current officeholder = June Atkinson
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|Partisan = Democratic
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|Officeholder image = June Atkinson.jpg
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|Assumed office =  August 2005
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|Compensation = 123,198
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|Next election =November 8, 2016
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|Last election=[[North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Other offices =  [[Governor of North Carolina|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[North Carolina Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[North Carolina Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[North Carolina Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[North Carolina Auditor|Auditor]] • [[North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] • [[North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[North Carolina Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[North Carolina Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[North Carolina Utilities Commission|Public Service Commission]]
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction''' is an elected executive position in the [[North Carolina]] state government. The [[Superintendent of Schools|superintendent]] is the secretary and chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state's public school system.
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current officeholder is [[June Atkinson|June St. Clair Atkinson]]. She was first elected in 2004, re-elected in 2008, and is up for re-election in 2012.
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The current officeholder is [[June Atkinson|June St. Clair Atkinson]] (D). She was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.
  
 
==Authority==
 
==Authority==
 
The [[North Carolina Constitution|state Constitution]] establishes the office of superintendent of public instruction in [[Article III, North Carolina Constitution|Article III, Section 7]]:
 
The [[North Carolina Constitution|state Constitution]] establishes the office of superintendent of public instruction in [[Article III, North Carolina Constitution|Article III, Section 7]]:
  
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'''Article VI, Section 6''' of the [[North Carolina Constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
 
'''Article VI, Section 6''' of the [[North Carolina Constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
  
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*qualified North Carolina voter
 
*qualified North Carolina voter
 
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*21 years of age
 
==Elections==
 
The superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina is popularly elected every four years, in presidential election years. The superintendent of schools, barring any vacancies, will be elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The term of office is four years, and begins on the first day of January next after their election.
 
  
 
==Vacancies==
 
==Vacancies==
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A 2012 proposed {{lrcafull}} would shift some of the authority from the Board of Education to the elected [[North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction|superintendent]]. Specifically, the board would become an advisory panel. Eight of the 11 board members would be chosen by the House speaker and Senate president.<ref>[http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/03f83f86e5874013aa826d718646e3bb/NC-XGR--Schools-Superintendent/ ''Associated Press'',"House committee debates whether NC education power should shift to elected superintendent," May 10, 2011]</ref> In order to qualify the measure for the ballot, the proposal must be approved by a 60% vote of each house of the [[North Carolina State Legislature]]. The current state constitution gives the Board of Education the authority supervise and administer public schools and the superintendent is named as the board's chief administrative officer and secretary.
 
A 2012 proposed {{lrcafull}} would shift some of the authority from the Board of Education to the elected [[North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction|superintendent]]. Specifically, the board would become an advisory panel. Eight of the 11 board members would be chosen by the House speaker and Senate president.<ref>[http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/03f83f86e5874013aa826d718646e3bb/NC-XGR--Schools-Superintendent/ ''Associated Press'',"House committee debates whether NC education power should shift to elected superintendent," May 10, 2011]</ref> In order to qualify the measure for the ballot, the proposal must be approved by a 60% vote of each house of the [[North Carolina State Legislature]]. The current state constitution gives the Board of Education the authority supervise and administer public schools and the superintendent is named as the board's chief administrative officer and secretary.
  
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==Elections==
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The superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina is popularly elected every four years, in presidential election years. The superintendent of schools, barring any vacancies, will be elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The term of office is four years, and begins on the first day of January next after their election.
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===Full History===
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<big>'''2012'''</big>
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:''See also: [[North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012]]''
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Incumbent [[June Atkinson]] (D) successfully won re-election, defeating [[John Tedesco]] (R) in the [[State executive official elections, 2012|November 6, 2012 general election]].
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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|Office=  North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
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|losers = Richard Morgan (R)
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|party1=Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|winner1 =June Atkinson
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|candidate2 = Richard Morgan
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|votes1 = 2177934
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|ref = [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html# North Carolina State Board of Elections]
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
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|Office=  North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
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|losers = Bill Fletcher (R)
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|winner1 =June Atkinson
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|candidate2 = Bill Fletcher
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|votes1 = 1655719
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|votes2 = 1647184
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|ref = [ftp://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/data/ElectResults/2004_11_02/20041102_results_statewide.pdf North Carolina State Board of Elections]
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<big>'''2000'''</big>
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|Office=  North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = Mike Ward
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|losers = Michael Barrick (R)
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|votes1 = 1475309
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|candidate2 = Michael Barrick
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[[File:NC edu org chart.JPG|300px|thumb|right|Click [http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/NC_edu_org_chart.JPG here] to view a larger-scale image of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Organizational Chart as of September 12, 2012.]]
 
==Divisions==
 
==Divisions==
 
The Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education share responsibility for the public education system. Much of the administrative support comes from the board, which includes an executive director, staff attorney, and legislative liaison. Within the authority of the superintendent, there are four main divisions:
 
The Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education share responsibility for the public education system. Much of the administrative support comes from the board, which includes an executive director, staff attorney, and legislative liaison. Within the authority of the superintendent, there are four main divisions:
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*The '''Financial and Business Services''' division is responsible for the financial management and licensing. The Office of Charter Schools also falls under the purview of this division.
 
*The '''Financial and Business Services''' division is responsible for the financial management and licensing. The Office of Charter Schools also falls under the purview of this division.
 
*The '''Academic Services and Instructional Support''' division directly administers the state's educational programs. The Curriculum, Instruction, Accountability, and Technology Services Office within the division provides career-technical education, exceptional children instructional technology, K-12 curriculum and instruction, and early learning programs.<ref>[http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/organization/orgchart/orgchart.pdf ''Nc Public Schools.org,'' "Organizational chart," Accessed July 5, 2011]</ref>
 
*The '''Academic Services and Instructional Support''' division directly administers the state's educational programs. The Curriculum, Instruction, Accountability, and Technology Services Office within the division provides career-technical education, exceptional children instructional technology, K-12 curriculum and instruction, and early learning programs.<ref>[http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/organization/orgchart/orgchart.pdf ''Nc Public Schools.org,'' "Organizational chart," Accessed July 5, 2011]</ref>
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Department of Public Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $ 9,855,223,491.<ref> [http://www.osbm.state.nc.us/files/pdf_files/2011PLS_rev.pdf ''North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management,'' "2011-2013 Post Legislative Budget Summary," accessed April 13, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2012===
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In 2012, the superintendent was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$123,198]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
 
In 2010, the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $123,198 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved April 23, 2011]</ref>
 
In 2010, the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $123,198 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved April 23, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
 
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Revision as of 09:29, 5 December 2013

North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $9,855,223,491
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  North Carolina Constitution, Article III, Section 7
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

June Atkinson.jpg
Name:  June Atkinson
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  August 2005
Compensation:  $123,198
Elections
Next election:  November 8, 2016
Last election:  November 6, 2012
Other North Carolina Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected executive position in the North Carolina state government. The superintendent is the secretary and chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state's public school system.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is June St. Clair Atkinson (D). She was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

Authority

The state Constitution establishes the office of superintendent of public instruction in Article III, Section 7:

(1) Officers. A Secretary of State, an Auditor, a Treasurer, a Superintendent of Public Instruction, an Attorney General, a Commissioner of Agriculture, a Commissioner of Labor, and a Commissioner of Insurance shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State in 1972 and every four years thereafter, at the same time and places as members of the General Assembly are elected. Their term of office shall be four years and shall commence on the first day of January next after their election and continue until their successors are elected and qualified. ...

Qualifications

Article VI, Section 6 of the North Carolina Constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Every qualified voter in North Carolina who is 21 years of age, except as in this Constitution disqualified, shall be eligible for election by the people to office.
  • qualified North Carolina voter
  • 21 years of age

Vacancies

Article III, Section 7 addresses vacancies in the office of superintendent of schools. In the event of a vacancy, the governor appoints a successor who will serve until a new officeholder is elected. The election coincides with the first election for members of the General Assembly that occurs more than 30 days after the seat becomes vacant.

Duties

The Department of Public Instruction, with the superintendent at its helm, manages the daily operations of the state's entire public school system. The department has a staff of nearly 750 people that is directly involved in the education of North Carolina's students, leading the public schools in the areas of curriculum and instruction, accountability, finance, teacher and administrator preparation and licensing, professional development, and school business support and operations.[1]

In addition to ensuring the education of North Carolina's children, and the office is responsible for:

  • enforcing North Carolina's state education laws
  • implementing State Board of Education policies and procedures
  • managing public school funds totaling approximately $8 billion in state and federal funds
  • licensing the almost 120,000 public school teachers and administrators
  • collaborating with the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the NC Teacher Academy, the NC virtual Public School, the nine Regional Education Service Alliances/Consortia, and the state's 115 local education agencies.[1]

2012 ballot measure

North Carolina State Board of Education Amendment (2012)

A 2012 proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment would shift some of the authority from the Board of Education to the elected superintendent. Specifically, the board would become an advisory panel. Eight of the 11 board members would be chosen by the House speaker and Senate president.[2] In order to qualify the measure for the ballot, the proposal must be approved by a 60% vote of each house of the North Carolina State Legislature. The current state constitution gives the Board of Education the authority supervise and administer public schools and the superintendent is named as the board's chief administrative officer and secretary.

Elections

The superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina is popularly elected every four years, in presidential election years. The superintendent of schools, barring any vacancies, will be elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The term of office is four years, and begins on the first day of January next after their election.

Full History


Click here to view a larger-scale image of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Organizational Chart as of September 12, 2012.

Divisions

The Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education share responsibility for the public education system. Much of the administrative support comes from the board, which includes an executive director, staff attorney, and legislative liaison. Within the authority of the superintendent, there are four main divisions:

  • The Organizational Support division manages public relations, human resources, policy and strategic planning, and communications for the entire department.
  • The Financial and Business Services division is responsible for the financial management and licensing. The Office of Charter Schools also falls under the purview of this division.
  • The Academic Services and Instructional Support division directly administers the state's educational programs. The Curriculum, Instruction, Accountability, and Technology Services Office within the division provides career-technical education, exceptional children instructional technology, K-12 curriculum and instruction, and early learning programs.[3]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Public Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $ 9,855,223,491.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the superintendent was paid an estimated $123,198. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $123,198 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Recent news

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Contact information

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina

301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: 919-807-3300

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