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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962
(1962)

Constitutional executive departments,   pp. [309]-342 PDF (9.6 MB)


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     STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 319
     ment heads. He represents state employes in certain cases
     authorized by statute. He has neither the right nor the
     duty to participate in litigation which is purely of a private
     character and which does not affect the public interest.
  2. Upon request, gives written legal opinions to the Governor,
     either house of the Legislature, state department heads,
     district attorneys, and corporation counsels. These opinions
     do not have the force and effect of judicial decisions; but
     they are accorded great respect by the courts, may be relied
     upon by the persons to whom they are rendered, and have
     considerable influence upon matters affecting the public in-
     terest and the rights of all persons within the state.
  3. Consults and advises with the district attorneys and the
     corporation counsels of the counties on all matters concern-
     ing the civil and criminal duties of their offices.
  4. Represents the various commissions, boards, and agencies of
     state government. He represents these agencies in proceed-
     ings to review their decisions in the circuit court and upon
     appeals therefrom to the Supreme Court and advises and
     assists all of the various state examining and licensing
     boards.
  5. Approves state contracts and bonds. When requested to do
     so, the Attorney General approves all contracts entered into
     by the state or any of its departments or agencies and is re-
     quired to approve the form of official bonds required under
     state statutes.
   6. Prosecutes violations of state antitrust and unfair discrim-
     ination in trade laws.
   7. Examines and certifies county and municipal bond issues.
              PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, STATE
                   SUPERINTENDENT OF
State Superintendent of Public Instruction: ANGUS B. ROTHWELL.
First Assistant Superintendent: R. F. LEWIS.
    Publications Supervisor: GORDON C. BOARDMAN.
    Business Manager: A. F. JORDAN.
Assistant Superintendent, Supervision: ROBERT C. VAN RAALTE.
    Curriculum Coordinator: WILLIAM R. ERNST.
    Elementary School Supervisors: DONALD ANDERSON (on military
        leave); FRANK BROWN; LEONA E. FISCHER; MARTHA KELLOGG;
        IDA A. OOLEY; JOHN F. OVERMAN; HARDEAN I. PETERSON.
    Mental Health Supervisor: ELY SIRES.
    Music and Art Education Supervisor: G. LLOYD SCHULTZ.
    School Health, Physical Education and Safety Coordinator: ORLO
        MILLER.
    School Libraries Supervisors: IRENE M. NEWMAN; ANNA MAY
        VOLD.
    Science Supervisor: JAMES BUSCH.


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