Office of the Secretary of Education

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This line item funds the Executive Office of Education, which oversees the state's educational system from early education through college.

In 2008, the Legislature created the Executive Office of Education to have comprehensive oversight of the state's educational system. The Department of Early Education and Care, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Department of Higher Education all come under its purview.

The Secretary of Education is appointed by the governor and serves as a member on each of three separate boards of education: the Board of Early Education and Care (BEEC), the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), and the Board of Higher Education (BHE).

Updated January 2016

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