The Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA) was created by the Legislature in 2001 with support of Minnesota educational administration organizations. Nine Board members were appointed in August, 2001 and the first Board meeting was held in September, 2001. A tenth member was added to the Board in 2003 by the Legislature to represent Directors of Community Education.
The Board of School Administrator's purpose is (a) to establish and maintain high standards for a quality administrator licensing system for Minnesota public schools, and (b) to ensure that the highest quality administrators serve the needs of Minnesota citizens.
The Board of School Administrator duties are described in MN Statute 122A.14. The duties include:
- licensing of Minnesota school administrators (including request for licensure variance),
- reviewing and approving preparation programs for school administrators and alternative programs for administrators,
- processing requests for issuing continuing educational units (CEU’s or clock hours) for educational administrative professional development,
- enforcing and advising school administrators in the code of ethics covering standards of professional practice,
- proposing rule making,
- assessing an annual fee from licensed school administrators to support the Board, and
- providing a bi-annual accountability report