About the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction:

The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is a statewide-elected position and is head of the Department of Education. The Superintendent oversees the state’s education finances and implements policy mandated by the State Board of Education.

The Basics of the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction:

The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is a statewide-elected position and is head of the Department of Education. The Superintendent oversees the state’s education finances and implements policy mandated by the State Board of Education. The Superintendent also oversees teacher certification.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction:

The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is a statewide-elected position and is head of the Department of Education. The Superintendent oversees the state’s education finances and implements policy mandated by the State Board of Education. The Superintendent also works with the State Board of Education to develop and implement standards for Arizona public schools. The Superintendent oversees teacher certification and information about districts, which is published in an annual report. The Superintendent also apportions funds, and evaluates the budgeting for public school transportation.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.