2005 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Tollison, Chaney
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 37-9-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATORS EMPLOYED BY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 37-9-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
37-9-3. (1) Within the limits of the available funds, the superintendent of schools of a school district shall recommend to the school board thereof all noninstructional employees to be employed and may prescribe the duties thereof. Compensation for such employees may be paid from any lawful funds.
(2) To be eligible for employment by a public school district as a school business administrator, the individual shall have one (1) of the following minimum qualifications: (a) certificate endorsed in School Administration with a minimum of nine (9) specified semester hours in accounting; or (b) a bachelors degree in a business-related curriculum (accounting, finance or business administration) including a minimum of nine (9) specified semester hours in accounting; or (c) a bachelors degree in a nonrelated area with a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours of recommended business-related courses, twelve (12) of which must be in specified courses; or (d) a graduate degree in a business-related field; or (e) be a licensed certified public accountant in Mississippi.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.