State Administration of Education

ORS 326.300
Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • appointment of deputy


As provided by section 1, Article VIII of the Oregon Constitution, the Governor is the Superintendent of Public Instruction.




The Governor, acting as Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint a Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. The deputy superintendent must have at least five years of experience in the administration of an elementary school or a secondary school. The appointment of the deputy superintendent shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided by ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).


The deputy superintendent shall perform any act or duty of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction that is designated by the Governor, and the Governor is responsible for any acts of the deputy superintendent.


The deputy superintendent may be removed from office by the Governor following consultation with the State Board of Education.


The deputy superintendent shall receive a salary set by the Governor, and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the deputy superintendent in the performance of official duties. [2011 c.731 §2 (enacted in lieu of 326.330); 2012 c.36 §§7,12; 2015 c.774 §§13,43]


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