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[[Article IV, South Dakota Constitution#Section 7|Article IV, Section 7]] also prevents any person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as [[Attorney General of South Dakota|attorney general]], [[South Dakota Secretary of State|secretary of state]], [[South Dakota State Auditor|auditor]], [[South Dakota Treasurer|treasurer]], or [[South Dakota Secretary of Education|commissioner of school and public lands]].
 
[[Article IV, South Dakota Constitution#Section 7|Article IV, Section 7]] also prevents any person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as [[Attorney General of South Dakota|attorney general]], [[South Dakota Secretary of State|secretary of state]], [[South Dakota State Auditor|auditor]], [[South Dakota Treasurer|treasurer]], or [[South Dakota Secretary of Education|commissioner of school and public lands]].
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Revision as of 10:28, 22 June 2013

South Dakota Secretary of Education
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $584,060,678
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  South Dakota Constitution, Article 4, Section 7
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Melody Schopp.jpg
Name:  Melody Schopp
Officeholder Party:  Nonpartisan
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $103,500
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other South Dakota Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The South Dakota Secretary of Education is an elected executive position in the South Dakota state government. The secretary is the state's chief education officer, responsible for education leadership at the state level.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Melody Schopp.

Authority

The secretary of education's office is established in Article 4, Section 7 of the South Dakota Constitution.

Article IV, Section 7:

There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the general election of the Governor and every four years thereafter the following constitutional officers: attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and commissioner of school and public lands, who shall severally hold their offices for a term of four years. Commencing with the 1992 general election, no person may be elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.

Article IV, Section 7 specifies that the offices of attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and commissioner of school and public lands are to be elected every four years.

Term limits

Article IV, Section 7 also prevents any person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands.

Qualifications

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the requirements necessary to qualify for a state executive office. That information for the South Dakota Secretary of Education has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Elections

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that establishes the method of selection and term limits (if any exist) for a state executive office. That information for the South Dakota Secretary of Education has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify satisfactory information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Vacancies

Article IV, Section 3 of the state constitution grants the governor the authority to fill, by appointment, any vacancy in the office of treasurer.

Duties

The secretary provides education leadership at the state level. The office is responsible for directing the department's strategic planning, communications, and oversees legislative action and personnel.[1]

Divisions

There are several offices within the South Dakota Department of Education:

  • Teacher Quality, Special Education and Early Intervention
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Educational Services and Supports
  • Financial Management
  • Secretary
  • State Library

State budget

The budget for the Department of Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $584,060,678.[2]

Compensation

In 2010, the South Dakota Secretary of Education was paid an estimated $110,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the South Dakota Secretary 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

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: (605) 773-3134
Fax: (605) 773-6139

See also

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