North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction

Employer / Organization

North Carolina

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Description

The North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected executive position in the North Carolina state government. The superintendent is the secretary and chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state's public school system. The Department of Public Instruction, with the superintendent at its helm, manages the daily operations of the state's entire public school system. The department has a staff of nearly 750 people that is directly involved in the education of North Carolina's students, leading the public schools in the areas of curriculum and instruction, accountability, finance, teacher and administrator preparation and licensing, professional development, and school business support and operations. In addition to ensuring the education of North Carolina's children, and the office is responsible for: enforcing North Carolina's state education laws; implementing State Board of Education policies and procedures; managing public school funds totaling approximately $8 billion in state and federal funds; licensing the almost 120,000 public school teachers and administrators; collaborating with the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the NC Teacher Academy, the NC virtual Public School, the nine Regional Education Service Alliances/Consortia, and the state's 115 local education agencies. The salary for this position is $124,676/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the North Carolina State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Gather the appropriate candidacy filing petition from the North Carolina State Board of Elections or your county board of elections. County boards are the filing agency for State Senators, Members of the State House of Representatives and all county and local/municipal offices. For all other offices, the petitions are to be filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 2) Obtain the required amount of signatures for the office that you are seeking. The amount of signatures required varies depending upon office. Questions related to petition signature requirements should be referred to the North Carolina Board of Elections. 3) Submit your filing papers to the state board of elections prior to the last Friday in June, which is the deadline for independent (unaffiliated) candidates. If you wish to participate in the primary, your filing period will be much earlier (late December in the year prior to the elections. The state elections office can be contacted at (919) 733-7173.

Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US