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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 229
Functions Of State Educational Agencies
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Section 229.005, Florida Statutes 2001

229.005  Florida education governance officers.--

(1)  COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.--The Commissioner of Education shall work with the Florida Board of Education and its secretary to oversee the other education governance officers and focus the entire kindergarten through graduate school education system on accomplishing the policies and guiding principles of s. 229.002 and achieving the mission and goals of s. 229.007. The commissioner shall serve as chief executive officer and, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Florida Board of Education, shall provide education policy and planning direction, program development, performance management, and funding allocation recommendations across the spectrum of kindergarten through graduate school education.

(2)  CHANCELLOR OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.--The Chancellor of Public Schools shall be appointed by the Florida Board of Education based on his or her ability to work as a division vice president of the seamless K-20 education system with the Florida Board of Education and the other education governance officers to comply with the policies and guiding principles of s. 229.002, to achieve the mission and goals of s. 229.007, to enhance the quality of public K-12 education in Florida, and to maximize the equity of public K-12 education in Florida by moving the focus to the school site and the individual student.

(3)  CHANCELLOR OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.--The Chancellor of Colleges and Universities shall be appointed by the Florida Board of Education based on his or her ability to work as a division vice president of the seamless K-20 education system with the Florida Board of Education and the other education governance officers to comply with the policies and guiding principles of s. 229.002, to achieve the mission and goals of s. 229.007, to enhance the national reputation and quality of education and research in Florida's colleges and universities, and to work directly with each of the college and university presidents and boards of trustees in focusing on the education and research needs of the individual college or university and its students.

(4)  CHANCELLOR OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.--The Chancellor of Community Colleges shall be appointed by the Florida Board of Education based on his or her ability to work as a division vice president of the seamless K-20 education system with the Florida Board of Education and the other education governance officers to comply with the policies and guiding principles of s. 229.002, to achieve the mission and goals of s. 229.007, to enhance the quality of education in Florida's community colleges, and to work directly with each of the community college presidents and boards of trustees in focusing on the education needs of the communities and students they serve.

(5)  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INDEPENDENT EDUCATION.--The Executive Director of Independent Education shall be appointed by the Florida Board of Education based on his or her ability to work as a division vice president of the seamless K-20 education system with the Florida Board of Education and the other education governance officers to comply with the policies and guiding principles of s. 229.002, to protect the independence, autonomy, and nongovernmental status of independent education in Florida, to enhance the quality and expand the offerings and innovations of independent education in Florida, to establish partnerships with independent education providers at all levels to achieve these goals, and to work directly with the Board of Trustees of the Florida Virtual High School and with Florida's private school associations, home education associations, independent career education institutions, and independent colleges and universities to maximize educational choice and enhance the options, educational alternatives, and student-focused delivery for their students.

History.--s. 5, ch. 2000-321; s. 6, ch. 2001-170.

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