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§2.  State Superintendent of Education

Section 2.  There shall be a superintendent of education for public elementary and secondary education who, subject to provisions for appointment in lieu of election set forth in Article IV, Section 20, of this constitution, shall be elected for a term of four years.  If the office is made appointive, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall make the appointment.  He shall be the administrative head of the Department of Education and shall implement the policies of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the laws affecting schools under its jurisdiction.  The qualifications and other powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the superintendent shall be provided by law.  

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