The Superintendent of Public Instruction is a constitutional office and California’s top education official. The Superintendent is an important leader on broad and specific policy and budget issues for the over 6 million Kindergarten through 12th-grade school-aged children in the state.
While the Superintendent does not write the laws on education policy, he can advocate for wise policymaking and implement regulations judiciously. He also oversees a multi-billion dollar administration that can either help or frustrate the needs of local school districts.
Ultimately, the Superintendent needs to balance the needs of the state with the desires and passions of parents, who are ultimately responsible for the education of their children.
Upon assuming office as California State’s Superintendent of Public Instruction I will: