2015 ORS 326.300¹
Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • appointment of deputy

(1) As provided by section 1, Article VIII of the Oregon Constitution, the Governor is the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(2)(a) The Governor, acting as Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint a Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. The deputy superintendent must have at least five years of experience in the administration of an elementary school or a secondary school. The appointment of the deputy superintendent shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided by ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(b) The deputy superintendent shall:

(A) Perform any act or duty of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction that is designated by the Governor, and the Governor is responsible for any acts of the deputy superintendent.

(B) Coordinate with the Chief Education Officer as provided by section 2, chapter 519, Oregon Laws 2011.

(3) The deputy superintendent may be removed from office by the Governor following consultation with the State Board of Education.

(4) The deputy superintendent shall receive a salary set by the Governor, and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the deputy superintendent in the performance of official duties. [2011 c.731 §2 (enacted in lieu of 326.330); 2012 c.36 §§7,12; 2015 c.774 §13]

Note: The amendments to 326.300 (Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction) by section 43, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative June 30, 2019. See section 72, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, as amended by section 14, chapter 682, Oregon Laws 2015, and section 20, chapter 763, Oregon Laws 2015. The text that is operative on and after June 30, 2019, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

326.300 (Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction). (1) As provided by section 1, Article VIII of the Oregon Constitution, the Governor is the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(2)(a) The Governor, acting as Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint a Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. The deputy superintendent must have at least five years of experience in the administration of an elementary school or a secondary school. The appointment of the deputy superintendent shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided by ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(b) The deputy superintendent shall perform any act or duty of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction that is designated by the Governor, and the Governor is responsible for any acts of the deputy superintendent.

(3) The deputy superintendent may be removed from office by the Governor following consultation with the State Board of Education.

(4) The deputy superintendent shall receive a salary set by the Governor, and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the deputy superintendent in the performance of official duties.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 326—State Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors326.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.