The Administrative Rules for Schools Administrators have been updated. All administrators should meet the State Guidelines for holding a school administrator position. Administrators are responsible for providing the Human Resources Department with the proof of compliance.
- An individual hired as a school administrator on or before January 4, 2010, is now required to hold an “Experience-Based Administrator Certificate” for their current position. The initial School Administrator Certificate for these school administrators will be issued without a fee, from January 1, 2018 through September 1, 2018. Beginning September 2, 2018 an application processing fee of $160 will be charged. Subsequent renewals will be consistent with MCL 380.1538 and the certificate fee structure. Additional information can be found in the School Administrator Experience-Based Certificate guidance document.
- An individual hired as an administrator after January 4, 2010, is required to hold a valid Administrator Certificate for holding a school administrator position.
- Newly employed administrator who are non-certified administrators, the new rules require districts to obtain an annual permit and demonstrate progress toward obtaining a School Administrator Certificate. Failure to meet ongoing requirements eliminate a school administrator’s eligibility for renewals of the permit.
- The individual must, within 6 months of their hire date, enroll in a program leading to certification as a school administrator. Enrollment must be verified by the provider and include evidence of payment of enrollment fees.
- The program must be completed and certification must be issued within 3 years.
- No extensions are available.