2017-2018 BESE Members

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) members are posted on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

The eleven members of the BESE names, background and contact information are post online.

What does the BESE do? From the BESE home page:

BESE’s responsibilities include approving learning standards, voting on charter school applications, deciding when to intervene in the state’s lowest-performing districts, and hiring the commissioner. The Board includes the secretary of education, a student (the president of the State Student Advisory Council), and nine members appointed by the governor. Those members must include a parent representative, a labor representative, and a business representative.