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Established by the Indiana General Assembly, the State Board of Education oversees K-12 education policymaking in the State of Indiana. The bipartisan board is composed of eleven members, including the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Eight members are appointed by the Governor and must include:
The remaining two board members are appointed by the Speaker of the Indiana House Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively. .
Indiana Code 20-19-2 enumerates the responsibilities of the Board, which include:
More information about the State Board of Education's formation, duties, and powers over the years can be found here.