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Record Group Number: 000402
Series/Collection Number: .S 2061
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Education.
Title, Dates: Commissioner of Education Frank Brogan correspondence files, 1996-1999.
Amount: 4.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction was created by the 1868 Constitution.  In the 1885 Constitution, the Superintendent became an elected official.  The Superintendent headed the Dept. of Public Instruction (1869-1938) and the State Dept. of Education (1939-1968).  Under the 1968 Constitution, the name was changed to Commissioner of Education and the position became one of the elected Cabinet posts.  The Commissioner heads the Dept. of Education and serves as chief state school officer.
Summary:     This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda of Commissioner of Education Frank Brogan, or the official assigned to answer on the Commissioner's behalf, as chief educational officer of Florida's public school system from kindergarten to graduate school.  The records document Commissioner Brogan's interactions with the department's constituencies of school professionals, students and citizens.  Included is some Chief of Staff S. Plymyle's correspondence mixed with the commissioner's as well as a small portion of the correspondence of Commissioner Brogan's successor, Commissionor of Education Tom Gallagher,  following Brogan's election as Lieutenant Governor of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: Commissioner of Education.
Florida. Office of Commissioner of Education.
School management and organization Florida
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