The Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction
is a state executive position in the Virginia state government.
The current officeholder is Patricia Wright.
Title 2.2, Chapter 4, Section 200 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the governor to appoint the secretaries of: state, agriculture and forestry, education and natural resources, among others. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state General Assembly and the appointees, with the exception of the secretary of state, "hold office at the pleasure of the Governor."
In 2011, the Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $167,111, according to the Council of State Governments.
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