Article IV. Administration
A. The head administrator of the school is authorized to manage and operate all programs of
the school - financial, academic, spiritual, physical, co-curricular activities, discipline,
admissions, facilities, personnel, etc. - under published policies adopted by the governing
body or the church body.
1. If there is no established policy in an emergency situation, the head administrator
is authorized to act according to his/her best judgment, but must report their
actions to the board or the designated authority in a timely manner.
2. All school administrators have appropriate training and experience.
a. The head administrator and/or principals must have a master's degree with
appropriate training (Graduate credit course work in school
administration) and experience in school administration; or the head
administrator and/or principals who lack a master's degree must have a
minimum of a bachelors degree, three years of teaching experience, fifteen
or more semesters hours of training in school administration, and an active
plan for achieving an appropriate master's degree to meet this deficiency.
This deficiency plan should include a minimum of three (3) semester
hours of graduate school credit in school administration to be earned
annually for five (5) years.
b. Other personnel, such as counselors, business managers, and chaplains,
must have degrees, certification and/or experience appropriate to their
B. There are enough administrative and service personnel to manage the school adequately.
1. There is a principal or full-time administrator for each division (preschool,
elementary, middle, high school) which enrolls 350 or more pupils, and in no case
must the ratio of administrators to pupils be less than 1:500.
2. Adequate guidance counseling services must be provided for middle and high
schools, and the ratio of full-time counselors to pupils must not be less than 1:500.
If the combined enrollment of the middle and high schools exceed 500 students, a
full-time counselor is required.
3. The school provides evidence that it meets all statutory provisions for health
records and assures the health and safety of its students. A method of verification
is to present a check of health records, fire safety, and all certificates provided by
the local, community and state to see that they are up to date to ensure
requirements are met.
4. There is a full-time librarian for a school whose enrollment in grades one through
twelve is five hundred or more, and for smaller schools library service must be
available. (See Article VI.A.d)**
a. Library service includes hard copy and electronic resources.
5. Business affairs are efficiently managed and adequate support services are
available for this purpose.** (See Article VII)
6. There is adequate support service to provide for the efficient upkeep of permanent
records. Permanent records should be kept in a secure fireproof environment,
otherwise duplicate or electronic copies of records should be maintained in a
separate location as well as a plan to provide access to records should the school
7. Transcript services are readily available to students. They shall be designed to be
easily interpreted by the receiving agency.
8. All employees and volunteers must have criminal history background checks.