The Georgia Department of Education, or GaDOE, is responsible for administrative issues arising from the funding of and maintenance at acceptable standards of performance of schools in the State. In this regard, the Georgia Department of Education specifically provides for oversight of the individual educational departments which are more specifically responsible for the performance levels of individual Georgia schools.
The Superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education holds the ultimate authority over this school system. The Office of State Superintendent of Schools is filled by the results of public election. At the moment, the Georgia Department of Education is led by State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. This office holder was voted into the main position in the Georgia Department of Education by residents of the State in 2007.
The Georgia Department of Education has existed since 1870. Currently, the organization is headquartered at 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in the city of Atlanta. A study conducted in 2005 found that the Georgia Department of Education administered some 380 employees.
The Georgia Department of Education is divided into five different sections, which are tasked accordingly with different responsibilities as pertain to their titles, including the Office of Policy and External Affairs, the Office of Education Support and Improvement, the Office of Technology Services, the Office of Standards, Instruction and Assessment, and the Office of Finance and Business Operations.