Missouri State Board of Education

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Missouri State Board of Education
State education agency overview
Jurisdiction State of Missouri
Headquarters205 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
38°34′39″N92°10′24″W / 38.5774029°N 92.1733817°W / 38.5774029; -92.1733817 Coordinates: 38°34′39″N92°10′24″W / 38.5774029°N 92.1733817°W / 38.5774029; -92.1733817
State education agency executive
  • Dr. Margie Vandeven [1] , Commissioner of Education
Parent department State of Missouri
Website Missouri State Board of Education Website

Missouri State Board of Education (MSBE) is Missouri's board of education, headquartered in Jefferson City. [2] The board of education is established in Article IX, Section 2a of the Missouri Constitution. The eight members of the Board of Education are elected to staggered eight-year terms. The Board serves as the state-level governing body for career and technical education programs provided by local school districts, community colleges and four-year institutions and helps determine educational policy for the state's primary and secondary schools. [2]


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  1. https://dese.mo.gov/state-board-education/commissioner
  2. 1 2 "Missouri State Board of Education Website." Missouri State Board of Education. Retrieved on March 20, 2016.