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Minnesota Board of School Administrators

Representatives from your professional organizations and their lobbyists worked with the 2001 Minnesota legislature to create the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA).

As with other professional boards, the MN BOSA is responsible for monitoring your profession. Before the formation of the MN BOSA, the Minnesota Commissioner of Children, Family and Learning (now the Minnesota Commissioner of Education), had the responsibility for monitoring Minnesota school administrators.

MN BOSA has eleven members and an executive director. Seven of the eleven MN BOSA members hold current Minnesota school administrator licenses, as does the executive director.

MN BOSA duties are described in MN Stat. 122A.14 and include:

  1. Process all complaints against school administrators.
  2. Process requests for issuing pre-approved continuing educational units (CEUs or clock hours) for educational administrative professional development.
  3. Enforce and advise school administrators in the code of ethics covering standards of professional practice.
  4. License of Minnesota school administrators (including request for licensure variance).
  5. Review and approve preparation programs for school administrators and alternative programs for administrators.
  6. Propose rulemaking.
  7. Assess an annual fee from licensed school administrators to support MN BOSA.
  8. Provide a bi-annual accountability report to the governor’s office.



Contact the MN Board of School Administrators:
MN BOSA
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Karen Millar
Admin. Asst.
651-582-8754
651-797-1608 (fax)
Karen.Millar@state.mn.us