The state supervision is vested in a state superintendent, who is elected for a term of four years.
During the reign of Edward, the title of superintendent was often adopted instead of bishop, and it will be recollected that John Knox was an honoured worker in England with the title of superintendent during this reign.
A state board of education, consisting of the state superintendent and five other persons appointed by him, constitutes a state board of examiners (for special primary, high school and professional certificates) and prescribes the course of study.
"But what do they want?" he asked the superintendent of police.
The more important township officials are a moderator, a board of selectmen, a clerk, a treasurer and a superintendent of schools.