Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

John Wesley Crum

Second Committee Member

Roy F. Ruebel

Third Committee Member

Donald G. Goetschius


This paper focused on the public school administrator in Washington State, whose primary function was that of chief business official. The study was designed to produce an overview of his educational role. Broad areas examined included his distribution, status, personal characteristics and qualifications, job responsibilities, salary, and certification attitudes. Recommendations were concerned with suggested guidelines for the preparation and selection of school business officials, the establishment of certification requirements, and additional areas for related or new research.