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          24:11:01:01.  Meaning of terms. Terms used in this article mean:


          (1)  "Commission," the South Dakota Professional Administrators Practices and Standards Commission;


          (2)  "Code of professional ethics," the code of professional ethics set forth in chapter 24:11:03;


          (3)  "Complaint," an alleged violation of the code of professional ethics for administrators;


          (4)  "Complainant," a person, group of persons, organization, or association who files a complaint with the commission;


          (5)  "Respondent," an administrator against whom a complaint is filed;


          (6)  "Authorities," individuals or agencies locally designated to oversee the code;


          (7)  "Chief administrator," an administrator, including a superintendent or chief executive officer (CEO), solely accountable to the appropriate educational governing board, whose responsibilities encompass the total educational operation of a school or district;


          (8)  "Administrator," any educational administrator other than the chief administrator or business manager;


          (9)  "Business manager," an educational administrator responsible for fiscal management;


          (10)  "Policy," a rule, regulation, or standard enacted by the appropriate educational governing board; and


          (11)  "NASDTEC Clearinghouse," a database maintained by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification that contains information concerning actions on certificates, licenses, or other credentials as provided by SDCL 13-42-1, 13-42-28, and 13-42-29, which authorize persons to provide services in the field of education.


          Source: 14 SDR 50, effective October 1, 1987; SL 1995, ch 86, ยง 6A, effective July 1, 1995; 27 SDR 141, effective July 3, 2001; 31 SDR 121, effective March 2, 2005; 40 SDR 102, effective December 4, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-3-69(7), 13-43-45.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-43-45.


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