State Superintendent of Public Instruction
* Term of Office: 4 years
* As chief spokesperson for public schools, provides education
policy and direction to local school districts.
* Directs the Department of Education, executing the policies set
by the State Board of Education.
* Serves as an ex-officio member of the governing boards of the
state's higher education system.
* Works with the educational community to improve academic
* SALARY - $102,000
Review/Analysis by the California
The Race for Superintendent of Public Instruction: "DiMarco, Eastin
tangle for the job of schools' chief"
Past and present officeholders
|Office Holder||Years in Office|
|William Dawson (Acting)||1992 - Present|
|Bill Honig||1983 - 1992|
|Wilson Riles||1971 - 1982|
|Max Rafferty||1963 - 1970|
|Roy Simpson||1951 - 1962|