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Revision as of 12:01, 22 June 2013

Rhode Island Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $1,195,035,981
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Board of Regents
Selection Method:  Appointed by the state Board of Regents
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Deborah Gist
Assumed office:  July 1, 2009
Compensation:  $203,000
Other Rhode Island Executive Offices
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The Rhode Island Commissioner of Education is an appointed executive position in the Rhode Island state government. The commissioner coordinates the policy, legal, communications, community relations, and legislative activities of the Rhode Island Department of Education.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Deborah Gist. She was first appointed to the position by the Rhode Island Board of Regents, which includes the Governor of Rhode Island, on April 2, 2009 and formally assumed the role of commissioner on July 1, 2009.

Authority

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Qualifications

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Appointments

The commissioner is appointed by the Rhode Island Board of Regents, and serves at its pleasure.

Vacancies

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Duties

As the chief education officer in Rhode Island, the commissioner is responsible for the activities of the state department of education. The core functions of the office include:

  • coordinates and develops education policy
  • manages communications with the general public and policy partners in government, business, and labor
  • supports the Board of Regents
  • maintains positive community relations
  • coordinates intergovernmental relations with the governor, state and local elected and appointed officials, the Rhode Island congressional delegation, and the Rhode Island General Assembly
  • coordinates the legal aspects of the department
  • ensures compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations
  • manages strategic planning and budgeting processes[1]

The official duties of the commissioner are outlined in detail in Title 16 of the Rhode Island general laws.[2]

Divisions

There are four divisions within the office of the commissioner:

  • Equity and access
  • Legal
  • Legislative
  • Rhode Island education policy

State budget

The budget for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,195,035,981.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education was paid an estimated $203,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Rhode Island Commissioner of Education has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact information

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Education
225 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 222-4600
E-mail: Hayley Jamroz

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