The Alabama Department of Education is the Montgomery-headquarted division of the State Government responsible for administering the public school system of Alabama. As of 2010, the Alabama State Department of Education was administered by Secretary and Executive Officer Joseph B. Morton, with other members of the State Board of Education administering the eight various districts of the State.
According to the set-up of the State Government, the current sitting Governor also functions as the State Board of Education President. The members of the State Board, meanwhile, bear responsibility for the appointment of the State Superintendent.
The Alabama Department of Education is based out of Montgomery. State Board of Education meetings are held in the facilities of the Gordon Persons Building. Queries and concerns can be directed to the Alabama State Department of Education at (334) 242-9700. General meetings for the Alabama Department of Education are held on a monthly basis.
The performance level of individual Alabama public schools can be looked into through the Accountability Reporting System, which is maintained on the Alabama State Department of Education website. The Department's website also contains a section devoted to providing grants, such as the State Personnel Development Grant.
In addition to funding and policy issues, the Alabama State Department of Education bears responsibility for setting and supervising the curriculum of the State’s public schools. The Classroom Improvement Curriculum & Instruction section of the Alabama State Department of Education website is devoted to issues in this area.
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