South Carolina Superintendent of Education

Employer / Organization

South Carolina

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Apr 16, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018

Description

The South Carolina Superintendent of Education is a state executive position in the South Carolina state government. State law prescribes seven general duties of the superintendent: Serve as secretary and administrative officer to the State Board of Education; Supervise and manage all public school funds provided by the State and Federal Governments; Organize, staff and administer the State Department of Education, including all divisions and departments necessary to provide the maximum service to public education in the State; Keep the public informed as to the problems and needs of the public schools by maintaining contact with all school administrators and teachers, by holding public meetings, and by providing information to state media organizations; Print and distribute bulletins, manuals, and circulars necessary for the professional improvement of teachers, the cultivation of public sentiment for public education, and all forms necessary for the administration of the State Department of Education; Administer, through the State Department of Education, all policies and procedures adopted by the State Board of Education; Assume any other responsibilities and duties prescribed by law or assigned by the State Board of Education. The salary for this position is $92,007/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the South Carolina State Election Commission to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms and (if you plan to run as an independent) petition papers. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to your local county election office if you live in a single county district or to the South Carolina State Election Commission if you live in a multi-county district. The amount of petition signatures varies by office. The petition papers are due at noon July 15th (if July 15th falls on a Sunday, the petition papers are due the following Monday at noon). The South Carolina State Election Commission is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The South Carolina State Election Commission can be reached at (803) 734-9060 and their website can be found here: http://www.scvotes.org/candidate_information

Submit application to:
South Carolina State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, US