South Dakota Secretary of Education
|South Dakota Secretary of Education|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$584,060,678|
|Authority:||South Dakota Constitution, Article 4, Section 7|
|Assumed office:||January 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other South Dakota Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
The current officeholder is Melody Schopp.
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 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.
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.
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
- State Library
The budget for the Department of Education in Fiscal Year 2013 was $584,060,678.
South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3134
Fax: (605) 773-6139