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The Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to enforce all state statutes and federal regulations pertaining to the establishment and maintenance of public schools and related programs, supervise the ND Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and the State Library, operate the Department of Public Instruction efficiently and effectively, expand the delivery options that increase educational opportunities for all North Dakota citizens, evaluate and communicate educational policy and vision to all North Dakota residents and serve as an advocate for adequate financial resources to support public education.

Vision

DPI will be a recognized and respected leader in providing a system of support to schools to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and become life-long learners

Mission

DPI will partner with schools and communities to provide a statewide system of excellent service and support to ensure a healthy school environment that fosters student success

Agency Priorities

  • Provide customer service and support
  • Attract and retain quality staff
  • Support school climate and academics
  • Provide effective communication
  • Provide high quality professional development and technical assistance
  • Engage in collaborative data driven decision making

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Notice of Nondiscrimination
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

The Department of Public Instruction does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages) or genetics in its programs and activities. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact Robert Marthaller, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440, phone: 701-328-2267.

 

  
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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440
701/328-2260

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